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Jan Keene Muhlert

Jan Keene Muhlert, art museum director. Grantee National Endowment Arts-Donner Foundation, 1979; recipient Friend of Art Education award Texas Art Education Association, 1994.


  • Muhlert, Jan Keene was born on October 4, 1942 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Daughter of William Henry and Isabel Janette (Cole) Keene.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Art and French, Albion College, Michigan, 1964. Master of Arts in Art History, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1967. Student, Neuchatel University, Switzerland.

      Student, Institute European Studies, Paris. Student, Institute de Phonetique. Student, Academy Grande Chaumiere.


    • Assistant curator Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, 1967-1968. Assistant curator 20th Century painting and sculpture National Collection Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1968-1973, associate curator, 1974-1975. Director University Iowa Museum Art, 1975-1979, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, 1980-1995, Palmer Museum of Art, University Park, Pennsylvania, since 1996.


    • Author museum brochures, catalogues.


    Member National Museum Act. Advisory Council, 1980—1983. Visiting committee Allen Memorial Art Museum Oberlin College, Ohio, 1992—2003.

    Chair advisory committee North Texas Institute Educators on the Visual Arts, University North Texas, 1992—1995. Member Association Art Museum Directors (trustee 1981-1982, 84-86, 92-93, chairman government and art committee 1982-1984, chairman professional practices committee 1990-1992), Western Association Art Museum (regional representative 1978-1979), American Association Museum (commission for new century 1981-1984, general co-chair 1993 annual meeting), American Arts Alliance (director 1980-1986, vice-chairman 1982-1984).


    • Married Christopher Layton Muhlert, January 1, 1966. 1 son, Michael Keene.
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    Born October 4, 1942
    (age 75)
    • 1964
      Albion College
    • 1967
      Oberlin College
    • 1967 - 1968
      Assistant, curator Allen Memorial Art Museum
      Oberlin, Louisiana, United States
    • 1968 - 1973
      assistant, curator 20th Century painting and sculpture National Collection Fine Arts
      Washington, United States
    • 1975 - 1979
      director, University Iowa Museum Art
    • 1980 - 1995
      director, University Iowa Museum Art
      Fort Worth, Texas, United States
    • 1996
      director, University Iowa Museum Art
      University Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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