Katonah Museum of Art Appoints Michael Gitlitz as Executive Director



The Katonah Museum of Art in New York’s Westchester County has named Michael Gitlitz as executive director. Previously, he worked as a senior specialist in modern and contemporary art at Paddle8 auction house. From 2001 to 2015, he was a director at Marlborough Gallery in New York. Prior to that, he worked at Hirschl & Adler Galleries, on American and European art from the 17th to the 21st centuries, as well as in a directorial role for Hirschl & Adler Modern.

In a statement, Gitlitz said, “The KMA is a unique institution with an extraordinary legacy of offering world-class art exhibitions while also serving as an intimate nexus for community engagement. My family lives not far from the museum and we have always thought of the KMA as a great asset to the area.”

He succeeds Darsie Alexander, who was executive director of the Katonah Museum from 2014 to 2018.

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