The Nassau County Museum of Art in New York has announced that its curator at large Charles A. Riley II has been named director, Long Island Weekly reports. Riley succeeds Karl E. Willers, who led the institution for seven years.
The writer, curator, and educator has authored thirty-two books on art, business, and public policy, including the recently published Free as Gods: How the Jazz Age Reinvented Modernism (2017), Art at Lincoln Center (2009), The Art of Peter Max (2002), and The Arts in the World Economy (1994). His next book, a study of Rodin in Chinese and English, will be published by the Chimei Museum in the fall.
Riley previously served as a reporter for Time and Fortune, and as the editor in chief of WE magazine, a bimonthly devoted to people with disabilities. His writings have also appeared in Art & Auction and Art & Antiques and Antiques and Fine Art. Riley also worked for Doubleday publishing house and as a professor at the City University of New York.