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Richard Newton Murray

archivist , curator , museum director

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

Career

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