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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 (Iowa) Art Center, 1979-1985;executive director, Mitchell Museum, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 1985-1988;executive director, Huntington (West Virginia) Museum Art, 1988-1994;executive director, Columbus (Georgia) Museum, since 1994.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • 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