Barnes Foundation Official Leaves for Addison Gallery of American Art

Judith F. Dolkart has been named director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at the Phillips Academy. Dolkhart is currently deputy director of the Barnes Foundation—an institution she joined in 2010—and previously acted as associate curator of European Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Andrew Russeth of the New York Observer reports that her resignation follows the departure of director Derek Gillman, who left the Barnes four months ago to become a visiting professor at the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design at Drexel University. Said John Palfrey, head of the academy: “We are delighted to welcome Judith to Phillips Academy and the Addison community. Judith is an accomplished curator and educator who believes deeply in visual literacy, cross-media learning, and the power of art to engage, persuade, and provide transformative experiences.”