Anne Rowe joined Sunnylands in 2009 as the director of collections and exhibitions and, as of 2022, serves as the director of heritage. She oversaw the formation, organization, and cataloguing of the archives, library, and museum collections and created the exhibition program, serving as the primary curator. Previous museum and art association experience includes president of the Board of Trustees for the Copley Society of Boston; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University; and as a research associate at Harvard University, museum studies program.
Her publications include The Pleasure of Your Company: Entertaining at Sunnylands, 2014; Treasures at Sunnylands: Selections from the Gift Collection of Walter & Leonore Annenberg, 2015; Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado, 2017; Reach for the Sky: Tradition + Inspiration, 2019; and A Place at the Table: Dining at Sunnylands, 2022.
Anne is a past president of the Board of Governors for the Western Museums Association and serves on the Board of Trustees for Modernism Week, America’s largest celebration of the modern architectural movement.
Anne is a proud California native from the San Francisco Bay Area and avid mahjong enthusiast, who lives in a midcentury modern home in Palm Springs. She has two children, a daughter working in the tech sector in Austin, Texas, and a son who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and an aspiring PhD candidate at the University of Virginia in Buddhist studies.
Anne received her master’s degree in organizational development from the University of San Francisco and a master’s degree in museum studies from Harvard University.