They made him an offer he couldn't refuse:
Did this kind of behavior aid Bailey in his decision to leave?
Nobody says no to Dede...
Culture Grrl is surprised (I'm surprised that she's surprised - pretty clear from early on that this was not a good "marriage." ) Bailey did a lot of good things in a short time; let's hope his replacement does as well. http://www.artsjournal.com/culturegrrl/2015/04/bailey-bails-philippe-leaps-big-surprises-at-fine-arts-museums-of-san-francisco-and-hispanic-society-of-america.html