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Bonnie G. Kelm

Bonnie G. Kelm, art museum director, appraiser, educator, consultant. Certified uniform standards of professional appraisal practice New York University, 2004.


  • Kelm, Bonnie G. was born on March 29, 1947 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Julius and Anita (Baron) Steiman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Art Education, Buffalo State University, 1968. Master of Arts in Art History, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Arts Administration, Ohio State University, 1987.


    • Art teacher Toledo Public Schools, 1968—1971. Educational consultant Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art, 1976—1981. Professor art Franklin University, 1976—1988.

      Legislation coordinator Ohio House of Representatives, 1977. President board trustees Columbus Institute for Contemporary Art, 1977—1981. Technical assistant consultant Ohio Arts Council, 1984—1988.

      Director Bunte Gallery Franklin University, 1978—1988. Director art museum Miami University, Oxford, 1988—1996, associate professor, 1988—1996. Director Muscarelle Museum of Art College William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1996—2002, associate professor art and art history, 1996—2002.

      Director University Art Museum University California, Santa Barbara, 2002—2006. Adjunct professor department art history University Art Museum University California, Santa Barbara. Grant panelist Ohio Arts Council, Columbus, 1985—1987, Columbus, 1991—1995, since 2006.

      Art book reviewer William C. Brown Public, Madison, Wisconsin, 1985—1992. Member acquisitions advisory board Martin Luther King Center, Columbus, 1987—1988. Field reviewer Institute Museum Services, Washington, since 1990.

      Chair grant panel Art in Public Places, 1992—1995. Trustee Ohio Museum Association, 1993—1996. Advisory board Women Beyond Borders, since 2004.

      State appointed member advisory committee Ohio Percent for Art, 1994—1996. Speaker, presenter in field.

    Major achievements

    • Certified uniform standards of professional appraisal practice New York University, 2004.


    • Author, editor (museum catalogues) Connections, 1985, Into the Mainstream: Contemporary Folk Art, 1991, Testimony of Images: PreColumbian Art, 1992, Collecting by Design: The Allen Collection, 1994, Photographs by Barbara Hershey: A Retrospective, 1995, Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg, 2001. Author Greater Carpentena, Summer Land & La'Conchita, 2009. Contributor chapter to books, articles to professional journals.


    Founding member, member advisory council Columbus Cultural Arts Center, 1977-1981. Coordinator, curator Cultural Exchange Program, Honolulu-Columbus, 1980. Member academy women achievers Young Women’s Christian Association, since 1991.

    Member advisory board Women beyond Borders, since 2004, Exploring Solutions Past: The Maya Forest Alliance, since 2006. Member American Association Museum (advocacy task force, surveyor museum assessment program since 1996, national program committee 2001), Association College and University Museum and Galleries (board directors 1998-2006), Western Museum Association, Fulbright Association, College Art Association (session chair, museum committee 2004-2007), International Council Museum, California Association Museum, International Society Appraisers.


    • Married William G. Malis. 1 child, Michael Darren.
    • father: Julius Steiman
    • mother: Anita (Baron) Steiman
    • spouse: William G. Malis
    • child: Michael Darren Kelm
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    Born March 29, 1947
    (age 70)
    • 1968
      Buffalo State University
    • 1975
      Bowling Green State University
    • 1987
      Ohio State University
    • 1968 - 1971
      Art teacher, Toledo Public Schools
    • 1976 - 1981
      educational consultant, Columbus (Ohio) Museum Art
    • 1976 - 1988
      professor, art Franklin University
    • 1977
      legislation coordinator, Ohio House of Representatives
    • 1977 - 1981
      president, board trustees Columbus Institute for Contemporary Art
    • 1978 - 1988
      director, Bunte Gallery Franklin University
    • 1984 - 1988
      technical assistant, consultant Ohio Arts Council
    • 1988 - 1996
      director, art museum Miami University
      Oxford, Mississippi, United States
    • 1996 - 2002
      director, Muscarelle Museum of Art College William and Mary
      Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
    • 2002 - 2006
      director, University Art Museum University California
      Santa Barbara, Honduras
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    Bonnie Kelm last changed 20/09/2016 view changes
    • Works
      • book: Greater Carpinteria: Summerland and La Conchita by Jim Campos, Bonnie Kelm, Dave Moore, Tom Moore and the Carpinteria Valley Museum of History | Arcadia Publishing Books
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      • Book Chapter: Modernism, Gender, and Culture: A Cultural Studies Approach
    • Works
      • book: Georgia O'Keeffe in Williamsburg: A re-creation of the artist's first public exhibition in the South, January 27-May 27, 2001
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