Board of Trustees

The National Gallery of Art is governed by a nine-member board of trustees, composed of five general trustees, who are appointed to staggered ten-year terms, and four ex officio trustees.


General Trustees

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, Chairman


Victoria P. Sant, President


Frederick W. Beinecke


Mitchell P. Rales


Andrew Saul


Trustees Emeriti:

Robert F. Erburu


Julian Ganz, Jr.


Alexander M. Laughlin


David O. Maxwell


John Wilmerding


Ex Officio Trustees

John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States


John F. Kerry, Secretary of State


Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury


G. Wayne Clough, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution


Executive Officers

The board of trustees appoints the National Gallery of Art director and five executive officers, who manage the day-to-day operations of the museum.

Director: Earl A. Powell III

Deputy Director: Franklin Kelly

Administrator: Darrell Willson

Treasurer: William W. McClure

Secretary and General Counsel: Elizabeth A. Croog

Dean, Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts: Elizabeth Cropper

The Collection

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