Linda Ayres

Class of 1969

Linda Ayres ’69 is part of our cadre of Washington Alumni Admissions Volunteers.

She has worked in art museums and other cultural institutions for more than thirty years. She most recently was Associate Director of Mount Vernon where she built a new museum of fine and decorative arts.

Prior to Mount Vernon, Linda served as Chief of the Prints and Photographs Division at the Library of Congress, Deputy Director of the Wadsworth Athenuem, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Amon Carter Museum, Assistant Curator of American Art at the National Gallery of Art, and Assistant to the Director at Harvard’s Fogg Art Museum. She has presented lectures at art museums around the country, organized numerous exhibitions, and is the author or co-author of many publications on American art.

Linda holds a B.A. from Washington College, with a major in Humanities, and an M.A. in Art History from Tufts University. She is a member of the 1782 Society.