Cheryl McClenney-Brooker, Director of External Affairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to retire after 29 years


PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art today announced that Cheryl McClenney-Brooker, the Museum’s Director of External Affairs since 1987, will retire on March 2, 2012, after 29 years of service. Over the years, Ms. McClenney-Brooker has been a key member of the Museum’s senior administration, serving to generate a broad range of initiatives to attract, engage, and build audiences for the Museum and to advocate on behalf of the Museum to elected officials and many other constituencies. Timothy Rub, the George D. Widener Director and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Cheryl will leave behind an exemplary legacy of public service on our behalf. Her efforts have positioned the Museum well in relation to numerous cultural organizations, government agencies, and community groups.” “Cheryl has been a major force in the Museum as a catalyst for community engagement and as an