Chinati Foundation Appoints New Museum’s Jenny Moore as Executive Director

Atlas and Moore. (Courtesy PMC)

Atlas and Moore. (Courtesy PMC)

Jenny Moore, associate curator at the New Museum, has been tapped to be executive director of the Chinati Foundation, in Marfa, Texas. She officially starts work at the organization, which was founded by Donald Judd, on Aug. 1. The previous director, Thomas Kellein, stepped down last year.

“She brings proven leadership skills, extensive institutional experience and a strong familiarity with the work of our artists,” the chair of the foundation’s board, Andrew Cogan, said in a statement. “Jenny is the right person along with our dedicated team in Marfa to lead Chinati as we continue to build on the extraordinary platform that Donald Judd created.”

At the New Museum Ms. Moore organized one-person shows with Charles Atlas, Erika Vogt, Stanya Kahn and others, and was co-curator of the recent group exhibition “NYC 1993.” From 2005 to 2011, she was project curator for the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She holds a master’s degree from CCS Bard.

“I am deeply honored to lead the Chinati Foundation into the next phase of its history,” Ms. Moore said. “With the creation of Chinati, Judd established an ideal for the permanent exhibition of his art and the art of his peers, a model that has inspired other institutions striving to support artists and their work.”