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Charles Thomas Butler

Charles Thomas Butler, museum director, curator. Board directors Southea. Museum Conference, 1990-1998; Member Southea. Museum Association, Association Art Museum Directors, Museum Trustee Association (chair advisory council 1998-2003), American Association Museum, Rotary.

Background

  • Butler, Charles Thomas was born on April 20, 1951 in Pearisburg, Virginia, United States. Son of John Thomas Butler and Luenette (Evans) Hughes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor cum laude, University Delaware, 1976. Postgraduate, University New Mexico, Albuquerque, 1978.

    Career

    • Assistant director Sioux City Art Center, Iowa, 1979-1985. Executive director Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 1985-1988, Huntington Museum Art, West Virginia, 1988-1994, Columbus Museum, Georgia, since 1994.

    Works

    • Author: New Talent/New York, 1984, Gary Bowling Paintings, 1987, Recent Graphics from American Print Shops, 1986, Out of the Mainstream: Photographs by Dick Arentz, 1991, Close to the Surface: Expressionist Prints of Edvard Munch and Richard Bosman, 1996, Heartland: Paintings by Bo Barnett 1978-2002, 2002-2003. Editor: American Federal Furniture and Decorative Arts from the Watson Collection, 2004. Editor, author: American Art in the Columbus Museum: Painting, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts, 2003, Lines of Discovery: 225 Years of American Drawings from the Columbus Museum, 2006.

    Membership

    Board directors Southea. Museum Conference, 1990-1998. Member Southea. Museum Association, Association Art Museum Directors, Museum Trustee Association (chair advisory council 1998-2003), American Association Museum, Rotary.

    Connections

    • Married Marilyn Laufer, October 28, 1979.
    • father: John Thomas Butler Hughes
    • mother: Luenette (Evans) Hughes
    • spouse: Marilyn Laufer
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    Born April 20, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1976
      University Del.
    • 1978
      University New Mexico
    • 1979 - 1985
      Assistant, director Sioux City Art Center
      Iowa, United States
    • 1985 - 1988
      executive, director Mitchell Museum
      Mount Vernon, Washington, United States
    • 1988 - 1994
      executive, director Mitchell Museum
      West Virginia, United States
    • 1994
      executive, director Mitchell Museum
      Georgia