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Graham William John Beal

Graham William John Beal, museum director. Trustee Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California, 1987-1989. Member of American Association Museums (trustee 2002-2005), Association Art Museum Directors 2002-2004, Detroit Athletic Club, Century Club.

Background

  • Beal, Graham William John was born on April 22, 1947 in Stratford-on-Avon, England. Came to the United States, 1973. Son of Cecil John Beal and Annie Gladys (Barton) Tunbridge.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Manchester University, England, 1969. Master of Arts, University London, 1972.

    Career

    • Academy assistant to director Sheffield City (England) Art Galleries, 1972-1973. Gallery director University South Dakota, Vermillion, 1973-1974, Washington University, St. Louis, 1974-1977. Chief curator Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1977-1983.

      Director Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts, Norwich, England, 1983-1984. Chief curator San Francisco Museum Modern Art, 1984-1989. Director Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1989-1996, Los Angeles County Museum Art, 1996-1999, Detroit Institute Arts, since 1999.

      Member Federal Advisory Committee on International Exhibitions, 1991-1994.

    Works

    • A Quiet Revolution
    • "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

    Membership

    Trustee Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, California, 1987-1989. Member of American Association Museums (trustee 2002-2005), Association Art Museum Directors 2002-2004, Detroit Athletic Club, Century Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    History, cooking, music.

    Connections

    • Married Nancy Jane Andrews, April 21, 1973: children: Priscilla Jane, Julian William John.
    • father: Cecil John Beal Tunbridge
    • mother: Annie Gladys (Barton) Tunbridge
    • spouse: Nancy Jane Andrews
    • children: Priscilla Jane Beal
    • Julian William John Beal
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    Born April 22, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Manchester University
    • 1972
      University London
    • 1972 - 1973
      Academy assistant, to director Sheffield City (England) Art Galleries
    • 1973 - 1974
      gallery director, University South Dakota
      Vermillion, South Dakota, United States
    • 1974 - 1977
      gallery director, University South Dakota
    • 1977 - 1983
      chief curator Walker Art Center
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1983 - 1984
      director, Sainsbury Center for Visual Arts
      Norwich, New York, United States
    • 1984 - 1989
      chief curator San Francisco Museum Modern Art
    • 1989 - 1996
      director, Joslyn Art Museum
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1996 - 1999
      director, Joslyn Art Museum
    • 1999
      director, Joslyn Art Museum
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