Chinati Foundation Names Dr. Thomas Kellein as Director


MARFA, TX.- The Chinati Foundation announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Kellein as its next director. An accomplished art historian, curator, and museum director, Dr. Kellein, who will assume his duties in January 2011, succeeds Dr. Marianne Stockebrand, who earlier this year announced her retirement after serving as the museum’s director since 1994. Dr. Stockebrand will assume the role of Director Emeritus. Founded by artist Donald Judd in 1986, the Chinati Foundation is located in Marfa, Texas on 340 acres of land in the high Chihuahuan desert that once comprised U. S. Army Fort D. A. Russell. The museum exhibits permanent installations of Judd’s work as well as important installations by John Chamberlain, Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, Ilya Kabakov, John Wesley, David Rabinowitch, and Roni Horn. The selection of Dr. Kellein completes a six-month international search for the