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Richard Armstrong

About Richard Armstrong

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As director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation since 2008, Richard Armstrong leads the Guggenheim Foundation and its constellation of museums, in addition to serving on the Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees. Previously, Armstrong was the Henry J. Heinz II director at the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (1996–2008). He has also held curatorial positions at the Carnegie Museum of Art (1992–96), the Whitney Museum of American Art (1981–1992), and the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art in California (1975–79). A native of Kansas City, Missouri, Armstrong graduated from Lake Forest College in Illinois with a BA in art history, having studied at the Université de Dijon and the Université de Paris, Sorbonne.

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