Johanna Burton (CCL 2019) has been named Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles!
Since 2019, Burton has been the executive director of the Wexner Center for the Arts. Previously, she served as the Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum from 2013-2019. While at the New Museum, Burton organized Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon (2017) and was the series editor for Critical Anthologies in Art and Culture. She has also served as director of the graduate program at Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies and associate director for the Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Program.
In a statement, Burton said, “MOCA’s artist-centered mission dovetails with my own commitment to creating platforms that foster artistic innovation and emphasize deep connections to audiences. By pursuing these goals and supporting the efforts of MOCA’s team, I’m looking forward to extending the museum’s legacy while strengthening bonds both within the institution and with the public.”
Congratulations, Johanna! Read more about Johanna's new role here.