Mary Levkoff, appointed Hearst Castle Museum director in 2014, was educated at Princeton University (winning the White Prize in Architectural History) and the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She received her early curatorial training at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and was curator of European sculpture at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1989–2009), taking on responsibility for ancient Greek and Roman art in 2003. In 2009 she was appointed head of the department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the National Gallery of Art. She is the author of Rodin in His Time (1994, 2000) and Hearst the Collector (2008), which won Sotheby’s Prize for the History of Collecting in America. She has contributed to many exhibition catalogues and anthologies, and organized the exhibition Hearst the Collector (Los Angeles, 2008–09) among others.