The Yale Center for British Art has named Courtney J. Martin (CCL 2019) its Director. Previously the deputy director and chief curator of the Dia Art Foundation, Martin will begin her position in June. Martin earned her doctorate from Yale, writing her dissertation on British art and artists in the 1970s. As a graduate student, she contributed substantially to the YCBA’s award-winning 2007 exhibition, “Art and Emancipation in Jamaica.”
“With her love of Yale and extensive experience in teaching, research, and leading projects at museums, Courtney is committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities for our students, scholarly material for our faculty, and enriching experiences for the thousands of visitors that enjoy the YCBA every year,” noted President Peter Salovey. “She is attentive to the core collection of 17th-, 18th-, and mid-19th-century art as well as modern and contemporary British art. I know that she will deftly guide the YCBA’s ever-increasing international prominence in the years ahead.”
Of her new position, Martin noted: “The center has an amazing wealth of resources, not the least of which is its Louis Kahn building. I am so pleased to be returning to the YCBA and to New Haven,” said Martin. “Amy Meyers has expertly stewarded the collection for nearly 20 years. I look forward to further developing the many enagaging exhibitions, publications, and programs that have earned the center its international acclaim.”
Read more about the appointment here.