Chinati Foundation Director Jenny Moore Steps Down


Jenny Moore is departing the Chinati Foundation immediately after 9 years as director of the museum, which was launched in the 1980s by Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas. Marella Consolini, who served as Chinati’s chief functions officer from 2010 to 2014, will consider in excess of as interim director on July 31 although the board undertakes a world wide research for a substitute for Moore’s replacement.

Moore sought to professionalize the museum all through her tenure, establishing a multiyear preservation prepare to shield its art, architecture, and environment cataloging its institutional archive and upping its once-a-year attendance from 11,300 in 2013 to 50,000 in pre-pandemic a long time. This April, the foundation finalized a $2.7 million yearlong restoration of its 23,000-square-foot John Chamberlain building, which was—alongside two other Chinati constructions as well as structures overseen by the independent Judd Foundation—listed on the National Register of Historic Destinations as aspect of the freshly designated Central Marfa Historic District.

Moore also built it her mission to assistance the function of woman artists, students, and industry experts although at Chinati underneath her leadership the foundation offered substantial-scale installations and projects by Charlotte Posenenske, Bridget Riley, and Solange. In 2020, the basis hired Ingrid Schaffner to be the museum’s curator.

“With the to start with section of the grasp program entire, and following successfully navigating the firm by way of the most important times of the pandemic, the timing was proper for me to changeover and for new leadership to acquire the helm of the business,” Moore stated in a assertion issued by the foundation,” Moore explained.

Board chairman Mack Fowler expressed a personal debt of gratitude for Moore’s in the vicinity of-10 years of provider. “Her legacy along with the board’s steadfast commitment to the firm leaves Chinati in a robust posture as we embark on the up coming section of our learn plan.”

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