Morton Appointed Curator at National Gallery; Mackenzie at Nelson-Atkins

The National Gallery of Art in Washington announced this week that Mary Morton, associate curator of paintings at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles since 2004, will run its department of French paintings. Morton is currently developing an online catalogue of the Getty’s painting collection, reports Carol Vogel for the New York Times. In Los Angeles, she has organized several exhibitions, including “Sur le Motif: Painting in Nature Around 1800,” in 2008, and “Oudry’s Painted Menagerie,” in 2007.

In related news, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has announced Colin C. Mackenzie as its new senior curator of early Chinese art, reports Artinfo. Mackenzie comes to the Nelson-Atkins with twenty years of previous experience as a professional in Asian art and fifteen years of curatorial experience. He worked as the associate director and curator of Asian art at the Asia Society in New York, curator and head of the department of Asian art at the Yale University Art Gallery, and, most recently, as curator of Asian art and adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Vermont.