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Jenny Moore to Step Down as Director of Chinati Foundation in Marfa


Jenny Moore will step down from the Chinati Foundation after serving 9 years as director. Her time period on the nonprofit group, which manages greater than 100 works by Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas, will formally finish on July 31.

Marella Consolini, who was the chief operations officer of the nonprofit establishment from 2010 to 2014, will act as interim director whereas the board of trustees conducts a world seek for Moore’s alternative.

During her time as director, Moore overhauled the group’s administration and imaginative and prescient, remodeling Chinati, which was established in a sequence of warehouses on 340 acres within the west Texas desert by Judd within the Nineteen Eighties, right into a full-fledged modern artwork museum with an annual attendance that peaked round 50,000 earlier than the pandemic. In 2017, she launched the multiphase “Master Plan” for the preservation of the museum’s buildings, the advance of its customer expertise, and the restoration of its huge grounds.

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Among her accomplishments is the 2016 unveiling of untitled (daybreak to nightfall), a ten,000-square-foot, C-shaped concrete construction by Robert Irwin. It’s monumental reconstruction of a former military hospital, divided by corridors of alternating home windows and translucent scrims that forged the constructing half in darkness and half in daylight.

This April the museum accomplished a $2.7 million restoration of the John Chamberlain Building, one among three transformed wool warehouses devoted to modern artists Judd admired, and the 22 large-scale sculptures manufactured from crushed car elements put in inside. It is the world’s largest everlasting set up of Chamberlain’s works, and had for years suffered injury within the area’s scorching warmth, excessive altitude, and winds.

“With the first phase of the master plan complete, and after successfully navigating the organization through the most critical moments of the pandemic, the timing was right for me to transition and for new leadership to take the helm of the organization,” Moore stated in a press release issued by the muse.



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