Georgia O’Keeffe Museum names Cody Hartley as new Director of Curatorial Affairs

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has named Cody Hartley as it’s new Director of Curatorial Affairs effective April 29, 2013.

Cody HartleyHartley joins the O’Keeffe Museum from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, where he held the positions of Assistant Curator of Paintings, Art of the Americas, and later, the position of Director of Gifts of Art.

Hartley’s academic and professional background is rooted in the art of the Southwest, including his Ph.D. dissertation on the emergence of museums in Santa Fe, entitled “Art in an Arid Climate: The Museum of New Mexico and the Cultivation of the Arts in Santa Fe,” and his work on exhibits for the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute and the Boston Museum including O’Keeffe materials. Hartley received his Ph.D. in Art History in 2005 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. As a curator at the MFA, he worked on the installation of their new Art of the Americas wing, opened in 2010. As Director, Gifts of Art, he facilitated the acquisition of major collections, including the Robert Owen Lehman Collection of West African art, the Lane Collection of photography and modernist art, the Axelrod Collection of art by African American artists, and the Daphne Farago collection of contemporary decorative art.

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