James CunoThe J. Paul Getty Trust

    James Cuno has been president and chief executive officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust since 2011. He has served as president and director of the Art Institute of Chicago (2004–2011); director and professor at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London (2002–2004); and director of Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge (1991–2002), Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, Hanover (1989–1991), and Grunwald Center of the Graphic Arts at University of California, Los Angeles (1986–1989). He has held teaching positions at Vassar College; University of California, Los Angeles; Dartmouth College; and Harvard University. Since 2003, he has authored and edited three books published by Princeton University Press: Whose Muse? Art Museums and the Public Trust (2006), Who Owns Antiquity: Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage (2010), and Whose Culture? The Promise of Museums and the Debate over Antiquities (2012); as well as Museums Matter: In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum (2011) published by the University of Chicago Press. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He earned a PhD and an MA in fine arts from Harvard University in 1985 and 1981, respectively, an MA in art history from the University of Oregon in 1978, and a BA in history from Willamette University in 1973.