Richard Brodhead to serve as the YCBA’s Interim Director

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Richard Brodhead, photo by Stephanie Anestis 

May 30, 2024

Richard Brodhead, a former dean of Yale College who went on to become president of Duke, will serve as the Yale Center for British Art’s interim director while Yale seeks a successor to departing director Courtney J. Martin. Martin has accepted an appointment as the next executive director of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and will complete her service as YCBA director on June 30. Brodhead starts in the interim role July 1 and will serve until the new YCBA director arrives.

Brodhead earned a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in English from Yale before joining the faculty in 1972. A specialist in American literature and cultural history, he was named the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of English and chaired the English department before becoming dean of Yale College in 1993. Brodhead left Yale in 2004 to serve as the ninth president of Duke.

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