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Anona Christina Orr-Cahall

art historian , museum director

Anona Christina Orr-Cahall, museum director, art historian.


Orr-Cahall, Anona Christina was born on June 12, 1947 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States. Daughter of William Resident Advisor and Anona (Snyder) Boben.


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 Addison Mizner: Architect of Dreams and Realities (1872-1933): An Exhibition Organized by the Norton Gallery of Art book Addison Mizner: Architect of dreams and realities: An exhibition organized by the Norton Gallery of Art : Norton Gallery of Art, Society of Palm Beach County, March 5-April 17, 1977 book Gordon Cook book Norton Museum of Art: The American Collection book Barron's CAHSEE--English Language Arts: California High School Exit Exam book Gordon Cook by Orr-Cahall, Christina (1987) Paperback


Married Richard Cahall.