New Director Announcement

Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe Appointed Executive Director of the
Katonah Museum of Art

Photo by Edward Mapplethorpe

The Board of Trustees of the Katonah Museum of Art has appointed Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe as the Museum’s next Executive Director. With more than 25 years of experience in the field, Yun Mapplethorpe is a seasoned museum director, art historian, and a visionary curator whose belief in fostering dialogue through the arts matches the KMA’s founding vision. She is coming to Katonah from the Asia Society, where she has served for over a decade and currently is the Vice President for Global Artistic Programs and Director of the Asia Society Museum. As the  Museum's next Executive Director, Yun Mapplethorpe will enhance the KMA’s dynamic multidisciplinary program and work closely with KMA’s Trustees and senior staff to strengthen the Museum’s role as an inclusive platform for the exchange of art, culture, and ideas. Yun Mapplethorpe begins her tenure at the KMA on August 15, 2022.

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