Stephanie Wiles named new Director of Cornell’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum


ITHACA, N.Y.- Stephanie Wiles of Oberlin College has been named the next director of Cornell University’s Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs has announced. Wiles has been the John G.W. Cowles Director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin since July 2004. A specialist in Old Master drawings and prints and British and American art, she has organized numerous exhibitions, been responsible for acquisitions of works by artists ranging from Rembrandt van Rijn to Sol LeWitt and led many grant-funded projects. While overseeing a recent 20-month building renovation and art storage expansion at the Allen, she co-organized exhibitions of some of that museum’s finest works at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C. She also co-authored the Allen’s first highlights catalog. “I deeply admire Cornell’s excellent liberal arts