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Jack Becker Named New Joslyn Art Museum Executive Director

OMAHA, NE.- Jim Young, chairman of Joslyn Art Museum’s board of governors, announced today that Jack F. Becker, Ph.D., has accepted the position as executive director of Joslyn Art Museum. Dr. Becker, 46, comes to Joslyn from Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, where he has served as president and chief executive officer since 2005. He joined Cheekwood in 2002 as vice president/director of its art museum. Prior to that, Dr. Becker worked as curator of the Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut, the center of America’s best known Impressionist art colony; the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.; the Minneapolis Institute of Arts; and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. He also held fellowships from the National Gallery of Art, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Smithsonian Institution.