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Julia Peyton-Jones Steps Down from the Serpentine Galleries

The board of the Serpentine Galleries announced today that Julia Peyton-Jones, director and co-director of exhibitions and programs at the Serpentine, will step down next summer after leading the organization for twenty-five years since 1991.

Regarding her decision, Peyton-Jones said “There is never a good time to leave an institution but I wanted to leave the Serpentine at a time of strength and success. It has been a great honor to be director of the Serpentine through such an exciting period and to have worked with such incredible artists, staff and Trustees. In particular, I want to pay tribute to Hans Ulrich Obrist, our collaboration over the last ten years to further develop the Serpentine’s international reach across all its programs and, to coin our phrase, ‘to think the unthinkable’, has been an incredible privilege. I know the Serpentine will continue to flourish and innovate with its exceptional staff and the outstanding leadership of our board of directors and chairman, Michael Bloomberg.” The director who will replace her has yet to be announced.