Bachelor magna cum laude, Mount Holyoke College, 1969. Master of Arts, Yale University, 1974. Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1975.
Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1979.
Curator of collections Norton Gallery Art, West Palm Beach, Florida, 1975-1977. Assistant professor California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1978-1981, Distinguished professor, 1981. Director art division, chief curator Oakland (California) Museum, 1981-1988.
Chief executive officer Corcoran Gallery Art, Washington, 1988-1990. Director Norton Museum Art, West Palm Beach, since 1990.
(Book by Orr-Cahall, Christina)
Married Richard Cahall.