The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Allentown Art Museum Names J. Brooks Joyner President and CEO
J. Brooks Joyner comes to the Allentown Art Museum from the Joslyn Art Museum.
ALLENTOWN, PA.- J. Brooks Joyner has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the Allentown Art Museum’s Priscilla Payne Hurd President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Joyner will assume his new post, vacated by Gregory J. Perry in September 2009, on May 1, 2010.

Joyner comes to the Allentown Art Museum from the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Neb., where he was director from 2001 to 2009. In formation since 1931, the Joslyn Art Museum's collection now contains more than 11,000 works of art from all over the world, antiquity to the present, with a concentration on 19th and 20th century European and American art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Lorenzo di Credi, Titian, El Greco, Veronese, Claude de Lorrain, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre August Renoir, and Camille Pissarro. American masters such as Albert Bierstadt, Thomas Hart Benton, Mary Cassatt, Thomas Eakins, Winslow Homer, John Steuart Curry, Grant Wood, Jackson Pollock, Dale Chihuly, and George Segal are also represented. The Joslyn is renowned for its collection of art of the American West, and known worldwide for its collection of Swiss artist Karl Bodmer's watercolors and prints documenting his 1832-34 journey to the Missouri River frontier with German Prince Maximilian of Wied.

During his tenure at Joslyn, the museum was at the forefront of significant change and achievement that included: organizing important international exhibition exchanges such as “Russia's Age of Elegance” (June-September, 2005) and “Artists of the American West: 1830-1840” (2003) which was shown at the Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg and the Pushkin Museum, Moscow; “Diego Rivera: Master Works from the Museo des Artes del Estado de Vera Cruz” (October 2008-January, 2009); and “19th Century European Masters from Joslyn Art Museum” (Summer, 2008) shown in the Museo Diego Rivera, Xalapa, Mexico; gaining national recognition for family and children's programs including being named one of the Top Ten art museums in America in that category by Child Magazine in 2006 and designing award winning publications and exhibition catalogues.

Joyner was also responsible for the development of the Joslyn Art Museum's first strategic plan, completed in 2006; bringing the museum's reaccreditation process to a successful conclusion in 2009; and for highly praised capital improvements to the building and grounds including a new visitor center and entrance as well as a new museum store. Joyner also oversaw the most recent capital improvement at the Joslyn- the opening of the Peter Kiewit Foundation Sculpture Garden in June 2009, which was a fully funded $7.5 million project that overachieved by raising in excess of $14 million in cash and pledges.

Also, during his tenure, the Joslyn saw a significant growth in its endowment from $20 million to almost $30 million and a sizable enlargement of its permanent collection by approximately 10% over eight years including important acquisitions and gifts of contemporary art, European and American paintings and sculpture, old master and modern works on paper, photography, numismatics, Native American art and artifacts and American art of the West.

Joyner is especially noted for his accomplishments and success with community engagement and partnerships with such institutions as Creighton University, Omaha Public Schools, Opera Omaha and The University of Nebraska Medical Center to name a few. During his tenure at Joslyn, he was credited with strengthening the art museum's position as the center of the cultural life in Omaha.

“We were so pleased that there was so much interest in the president’s position,” said Joanne Barnette, chair of the Allentown Art Museum’s Board of Trustees. “We are delighted and fortunate to be able to attract and retain Brooks Joyner, who has demonstrated strong leadership skills. These qualifications and his extensive museum experience will be of great benefit to the Allentown Art Museum as we begin our expansion as well as a new strategic plan.”

Joyner joins the museum at an important time, as the cultural cornerstone of the Lehigh Valley prepares to kick off its highly anticipated expansion project in late spring.

"I am truly excited to be joining the Allentown Art Museum in a leadership role especially at this momentous time when the art museum will be undertaking a critically important refurbishment and expansion,” said Joyner. “In addition to the capital improvements and renovations to interior spaces, the Allentown Art Museum has the opportunity to reinvent itself externally through its community programs, public engagement and creative collaborations. I am thrilled to be a part of this new era in the life of the Allentown Art Museum."

Prior to his tenure at the Joslyn, Joyner held positions at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, Okla; the Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Ala.; the South Bend Art Center, South Bend, Ind.; the Nickle Arts Museum and University of Calgary Art Gallery, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada; and at Towson State University Fine Arts Gallery and Collections of African and Asian Art, Baltimore, Md.

Paul Farr, executive vice president and chief financial officer of PPL Corporation and vice chair of the museum’s BOT, chaired the museum’s search committee. “While we interviewed several, high-caliber candidates,” said Farr, “the committee was in agreement that Brooks Joyner encompassed all of the skill sets that were necessary to take the museum to that next level. As we embark on an exciting expansion project, a new strategic plan and work towards our fundraising goals – his leadership, fundraising and curatorial skills will be a strong asset. We are extremely pleased that Brooks accepted our offer.”

Joyner earned an M.A. in art history and a B.A. in history from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md. He also completed Doctoral Studies courses at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, N.Y.

Joyner and his wife, Louise, and their two children will be relocating to the Lehigh Valley region.

Allentown Art Museum | Priscilla Payne Hurd | J. Brooks Joyner |




Today's News

April 2, 2010

Leading Representative of Conceptual Art, Liam Gillick, Opens Exhibition in Bonn

Michael Crichton Collection Features World-Class Artists

'Red' Examines Rothko's Art, the Artist, the Act of Creation

Matisse's Celebration of The First Bastille Day to be Offered by Sotheby's

Allentown Art Museum Names J. Brooks Joyner President and CEO

Sculptures by Jonathan Prince on View at Cynthia Reeves

Rare Character Toys from Estate of KB Toys Co-Founder to Be Auctioned

Asian Art Week Sales at Christie's London to Be Held in May

Government of Peru Reopens Machu Picchu After 2 Month Closure

Steve Wolfe on Paper On View at The Menil Collection

Kelly M. O'Brien Named Executive Director of Development at Philadelphia Museum

Adrian Paci Continues his Interest in Symbolic and Cultural Rites at Peter Blum

New Museum Presents REDUX, Third Stage of Evolving Exhibition

Collection of 850 Carved Mineral Easter Eggs to be Unveiled at Bonhams & Butterfields

Rarely Seen Architectural Drawings by Andrea Palladio Go on View at The Morgan

National Portrait Gallery has Best Year Ever for Visitor Figures

John Moores Judging Underway - Contemporary Painting Prize Receives Nearly 3000 Entries

PAFA Acquires Works by Mark Bradford, Philip Evergood, and Lilly Martin Spencer

American Artist Barbara Kruger to Appropriate Art Gallery of Ontario Facade

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Greece holds breath as skeleton found in Alexander the Great-era tomb at Amphipolis

2.- Spain mourns the death of art collector Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, Duchess of Alba

3.- Meet the ancestors: Exhibition at Bordeaux gallery reveals faces of prehistoric humans

4.- Getty Foundation and partners launch free of charge online art collection catalogues

5.- Historic photos of dead Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara resurface in small Spanish town

6.- Exhibition showcases the first two 'Poesie' created by Titian following their restoration

7.- O'Keeffe painting sells for more than three times the previous world auction record for any female artist

8.- Crystal Bridges announces the departure of museum President Don Bacigalupi

9.- artnet Auctions offers a later example of Yayoi Kusama's important Infinity-Nets series

10.- 'Degenerate art' should go back to museums: German advisor Jutta Limbach

Related Stories



Allentown Art Museum Acquires Paintings by Marion Ewald, Fletcher Martin and Mary Tobias Putman

"Myths, Religion & Ritual: Indian Art from the Koblenzer Collection" Now Open at the Allentown Art Museum

"Peter Grippe: A Personal Vocabulary" Now on View at the Allentown Art Museum

Allentown Art Museum Announces Election of New Chair, Vice Chair and Two Trustees

Allentown Art Museum Unveils Design for Expansion Project



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site