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Allentown Art Museum Names J. Brooks Joyner President and CEO

Alice in a Wonderland of Steel, designed in collaboration with Pablo Burchard, 1949; wool, angora, & metallic thread on linen; embroidery (French knot, brick, stem, & straight stitches); 25.75 by 55.5 inches. Collection of the Allentown Art Museum, Pennsylvania. Photo: William Stiles.


PA.- J. Brooks Joyner
has been appointed by the Board of Trustees as the
Allentown Art
’s Priscilla Payne Hurd President and
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
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
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
American West, and known worldwide for its collection of Swiss artist
Bodmer’s watercolors and prints documenting his 1832-34 journey to the
River frontier with German Prince Maximilian of Wied.