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Robert Alan Yassin

Robert Alan Yassin, museum director, curator. Rufus Choate scholar, 1962, Samuel H. Kress Foundation fellow, 1968-1970, Ford Foundation fellow, 1966-1968. Member of California Association Museums, Western Museum Association, National Trust History Preservation, College Art Association American, American Association Museums (board directors International Council Museum 1986-1989).

Background

  • Yassin, Robert Alan was born on May 22, 1941 in Malden, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Harold Benjamin and Florence Gertrude (Hoffman) Yassin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1962. Postgrad., Boston University, 1962—1963. Master of Arts, University Michigan, 1965.

      Postgrad., University Michigan, 1968—1970. Doctor of Philosophy candidate, University Michigan, 1970. Postgrad., Yale University, 1966—1968.

    Career

    • Assistant to director Museum Art University Michigan, 1965-1966, assistant director, 1970-1972, associate director, 1972-1973, acting director, 1973, instructor department history of art, 1970-1973. Co-director Joint Program in Museum Training, 1970-1973. Chief curator Indianapolis Museum Art, 1973-1975, 87-89, acting director, 1975, director, 1975-1989.

      Executive director Tucson Museum Art, 1990—2001, Palos Verdes (California) Art Center, since 2002. Adjunct professor Herron School Art Indiana University/Purdue University, 1975-1989.

    Works

    • Contributor to museum publications.

    Religion

    Denomination: Jewish

    Membership

    Member of California Association Museums, Western Museum Association, National Trust History Preservation, College Art Association American, American Association Museums (board directors International Council Museum 1986-1989).

    Connections

    • Married Marilyn Kramer, June 9, 1963. Children: Fredric Giles, Aaron David.
    • father: Harold Benjamin Yassin
    • mother: Florence Gertrude (Hoffman) Yassin
    • spouse: Marilyn Kramer
    • children: Fredric Giles Yassin
    • Aaron David Yassin
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    Born March 22, 1941
    (age 75)
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    • 1962
      Dartmouth College
    • 1965
      University Michigan
    • 1970
      University Michigan
    • 1970 - 1973
      co-director Joint Program in Museum Training
    • 1990 - 2001
      executive, director Tucson Museum Art
    • 2002
      executive, director Tucson Museum Art
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