Lynne Cooke Appointed Senior Curator at National Gallery

Lynne Cooke has been appointed senior curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Over the last two years, Cooke has served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the gallery’s center for advanced study in the visual arts, where she has been engaged in independent research for an upcoming exhibition at the National Gallery that will travel to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and LACMA. Cooke has previously served as the deputy director and chief curator at the the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, from 2008 to 2012; curator of the Dia Art Foundation, New York from 1991 to 2008; artistic director of the 10th Biennale of Sydney from 1994 to 1996; cocurator of the 1991 Carnegie International at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; and as lecturer of the history of art at the University College, London University. She begins her new post in August.