James Cuno
b. 6 April 1951
United States

Born 6 April 1951, James Cuno is an Art Historian, curator, and museum professional. He was President and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust from 2011 to 2022. According to the Getty Press Release announcing his retirement as President:

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he is member of its Council and serves as International Secretary. He is also a trustee of the Courtauld Institute of Art, Willamette University, and the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.
Prior to joining Getty, Cuno was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 2004 to 2011, where he oversaw the development of its Modern Wing, a large gallery and education building designed by Renzo Piano.
Prior to that, he was director and professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, from 2003 to 2004; the Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums and professor of the history of art and architecture at Harvard from 1991 to 2003; director of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, from 1989 to 1991; director of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA, from 1986 to 1989; and assistant professor of art, Vassar College, from 1983 to 1986.
A prolific writer and scholar, Cuno is the author and editor of numerous books and papers, including Whose Muse?: Art Museums and the Public Trust (2004), Who Owns Antiquity?: Museums and the Battle over Our Ancient Heritage (2008), and Museums Matter: In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum (2011).
Cuno received his AM and PhD in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard University in 1980 and 1985; an MA in the History of Art from the University of Oregon in 1978; and a BA in History from Willamette University in 1973.


“J. Paul Getty Trust President & CEO James Cuno To Retire.” 2021. Getty. June 28, 2021. https://www.getty.edu/news/getty-trust-president-ceo-james-cuno-to-retire/. Archived at: https://perma.cc/A8YW-HPJB.

VIAF: http://viaf.org/viaf/32056287