Maureen Bray. Photo: Victor A. Mirontschuk.

ADAA Names Maureen Bray as New Executive Director

The Art Dealers Association of America has announced the appointment of its new executive director, Maureen Bray. Bray brings more than twenty years of gallery experience to her new role, having served in leadership positions at three ADAA member galleries and participated in the Art Show for more than fifteen years. As a director at David Nolan Gallery since 2014, Bray helped manage the gallery’s artist roster and programming, oversaw numerous museum acquisitions, and cocurated the 2015 exhibition “The Confident Line: George Grosz, Andy Warhol, Wardell Milan.” Bray currently serves on the organizing committee for the 2018 edition of the Art Show. She was involved in the ADAA’s website redesign in 2014.

Prior to David Nolan Gallery, Bray was a director at Sean Kelly Gallery for seven years, during the gallery’s expansion and move to Hudson Yards in 2012. She began her career at C&M Arts, where she worked for ten years and advanced to the position of director of exhibitions. During her tenure there, the gallery mounted major scholarly exhibitions including “Jeff Koons: Highlights of 25 Years,” “Tom Wesselmann: The Sixties,” and “Yves Klein: A Career Survey.”

Bray will succeed Linda Blumberg, who will step down in December, after eleven years at the helm of the organization. Blumberg will continue to work at ADAA in an advisory capacity and will support its upcoming edition of the Art Show, opening February 28, 2018.