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Directors

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been aptly led through the years by five dedicated directors, whose years were each marked by major acquisitions, advancement and societal change.

Paul Gardner

Paul Gardner, 1933–1953


Laurence Sickman

Laurence Sickman, 1953–1977


Ralph T. Coe

Ralph T. Coe, 1977–1982


Marc F. Wilson

Marc F. Wilson, 1982–2010


Julián Zugazagoitia

Julián Zugazagoitia, 2010–Present

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