Changes to Board of Directors Announced at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

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The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, announces changes made to its Board of Directors, including a new President, Roxanne Decyk, who will replace long-time board member and President Lee Dirks.

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We are delighted to announce newly elected members that will help the Museum to continue its work in defining the ongoing significance of Georgia O’Keeffe’s legacy as well as the study and interpretation of American Modernism. -Rob Kret, Director

The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum announces incoming and outgoing seats on their Board of Directors effective July 27, 2012.

The President of the Board, Lee Dirks, will be leaving his post after serving the Museum since June 6, 2000. Mr. Dirks will be replaced by current board member Roxanne Decyk. A. Samuel Adelo and William P. Johnston will be leaving the board, having served since December 20, 1996 and October 28, 2002, respectively.

Newly elected board members at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum include Katherin L. Chase, who will replace Dr. Barry G. King, Jr. as Secretary of the Board. Additionally, Santa Fe resident Deborah Beck, a lawyer and former Executive Vice President of the Northwest Mutual Life Insurance Company was elected to the board on July 27. Jack Kinzie, a Dallas-based lawyer and former member of the Dallas Museum of Art Board of Trustees, and Joanna L. Townsend, a former docent at the Dallas Museum of Art and the Nasher Museum and Sculpture Garden, have been elected in 2012. Finally, past board member John L. Marion will rejoin the group.

“While we thank the departing board members for their excellent service, we are also delighted to announce newly elected members that will help the Museum to continue its work in defining the ongoing significance of Georgia O’Keeffe’s legacy as well as the study and interpretation of American Modernism,” said Rob Kret, Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.

ABOUT THE GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM:
The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is dedicated to the artistic legacy of Georgia O'Keeffe, to defining its ongoing significance, and to the study and interpretation of American Modernism, late 19th century to the present. The Museum's collections, historic properties, exhibitions, Research Center, publications, and education programs contribute to scholarly discourse and inspire diverse audiences. Located in Santa Fe, NM, the Museum’s collections, exhibits, research center, publications and education programs contribute to scholarly discourse and serve diverse audiences. The largest single repository of the artist’s work in the world, it is the only museum in the world dedicated to an internationally known American woman artist and is the most visited art museum in New Mexico.

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