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Richard Newton Murray

Richard Newton Murray, curator, museum director, archivist. Smithsonian Institution fellow, 1970-1972. Served with United States Army, 1965-1967. Member College Art Association, American Association Museums, Association Art Museum Directors.

Background

  • Murray, Richard Newton was born on August 7, 1942 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Claude Robert and Margaret Pilar (Thompson) Murray.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, San Jose State University, 1968. Master of Arts, University Chicago, 1970.

    Career

    • Research assistant National Museum American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 1972-1974, Bicentennial exhibition coordinator, 1974-1976, assistant to director, curator of education, 1976-1979. Director Birmingham Museum Art, 1979-1983. Director Archives of America Art Smithsonian Institution, 1983-1987, curator National Museum American Art, from 1987.

    Membership

    Served with United States Army, 1965-1967. Member College Art Association, American Association Museums, Association Art Museum Directors.

    Connections

    • Married Maricela Young, December 2, 1967. 1 daughter, Xiomara Margarita.
    • father: Claude Robert Murray
    • mother: Margaret Pilar (Thompson) Murray
    • spouse: Maricela Young
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    Died March 12, 2006
    (aged 63)
    Nationality
    • 1968
      San Jose State University
    • 1970
      University Chicago
    • 1972 - 1974
      Research assistant, National Museum American Art
    • 1979 - 1983
      director, Birmingham Museum Art
    • 1983 - 1987
      director, Archives of American Art Smithsonian Institution

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