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Linda Shearer

Linda Shearer, museum director. Board trustees American Federation of Arts; advisory committee Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture; chair Philadelphia Exhibition Initiative, 2003; Member of American Federation of Arts (former trustee), Association Art Museum Directors.

Background

  • Shearer, Linda was born on February 13, 1946 in Long Island, New York, United States.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, New York, 1968.

    Career

    • Associate curator Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1969—1980. Executive director Artists Space, 1980—1985. Curator painting and sculpture Museum Modern Art, 1985—1989.

      Director Williams College Museum Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1989—2004. Alice & Harris Weston director Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 2004—2006. Interim director Contemporary Arts Mus Houston, since 2007.

      Teacher contemporary art Williams College, School Visual Arts, New York City.

    Membership

    Board trustees American Federation of Arts. Advisory committee Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Chair Philadelphia Exhibition Initiative, 2003.

    Member of American Federation of Arts (former trustee), Association Art Museum Directors.
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    Born February 13, 1946
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      Sarah Lawrence College
    • 1969 - 1980
      Associate, curator Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    • 1980 - 1985
      executive, director Artists Space
    • 1985 - 1989
      curator painting and sculpture Museum Modern Art
    • 1989 - 2004
      director, Williams College Museum Art
      Williamstown, Kentucky, United States
    • 2004 - 2006
      Alice & Harris Weston director, Contemporary Arts Center
      Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
    • 2007
      interim director, Contemporary Arts Mus Houston