Jenny Moore is departing the Chinati Basis after 9 years as director of the museum, which was based within the Nineteen Eighties by Donald Judd in Marfa, Texas. Marella Consolini, who served as Chinati’s chief operations officer from 2010 to 2014, will take over as interim director on July 31 whereas the board undertakes a world seek for a substitute for Moore’s substitute.
Moore sought to professionalize the museum throughout her tenure, growing a multiyear preservation plan to guard its artwork, structure, and atmosphere; cataloging its institutional archive; and upping its annual attendance from 11,300 in 2013 to 50,000 in pre-pandemic years. This April, the muse finalized a $2.7 million yearlong restoration of its 23,000-square-foot John Chamberlain constructing, which was—alongside two different Chinati constructions in addition to buildings overseen by the separate Judd Basis—listed on the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations as a part of the newly designated Central Marfa Historic District.
Moore additionally made it her mission to help the work of feminine artists, students, and professionals whereas at Chinati; below her management the muse offered large-scale installations and initiatives by Charlotte Posenenske, Bridget Riley, and Solange. In 2020, the muse employed Ingrid Schaffner to be the museum’s curator.
“With the primary part of the grasp plan full, and after efficiently navigating the group by essentially the most essential moments of the pandemic, the timing was proper for me to transition and for brand spanking new management to take the helm of the group,” Moore mentioned in a press release issued by the muse,” Moore mentioned.
Board chairman Mack Fowler expressed a debt of gratitude for Moore’s near-decade of service. “Her legacy alongside the board’s steadfast dedication to the group leaves Chinati in a powerful place as we embark upon the following part of our grasp plan.”