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Christopher Byron Crosman

Christopher Byron Crosman, museum director. Member American Association Museum, Maine League History Societies and Museum, Rotary.


  • Crosman, Christopher Byron was born on June 25, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Byron and Leila (Pomeroy) Crosman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Washington and Lee University, 1968. Postgraduate, Oberlin College, 1972.


    • Educator Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, 1972-1984. Director Heckscher Museum, Huntington, New York, 1984-1988, Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, 1988—2005. Chief curator Crystal Bridges Museum American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, since 2006.

      Panelist New York State Council on Arts, New York City, 1982-1985. Member advisory council adult learning, New York Department Education, Albany, 1982-1985. Board directors Gallery Association New York State, Hamilton, 1986-1988, Maine Coast Artists, Rockport, since 1988.

      Treasurer Long Island Museum Association, 1987-1988.


    • Co-author: From Museums, Libraries and Galleries: Artists on Tape, 1984. Contributor articles to professional journals. Co-producer video documentaries, 1974-1984.

      Curator exhibitions.


    Member American Association Museum, Maine League History Societies and Museum, Rotary.


    • Married Janet Thomas, December 28, 1968. 1 child, Anne.
    • father: John Byron Crosman
    • mother: Leila (Pomeroy) Crosman
    • spouse: Janet Thomas
    • child: Anne Crosman
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    Born June 25, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1968
      Washington and Lee University
    • 1972
      Oberlin College
    • 1972 - 1984
      Educator, Albright-Knox Gallery
      Buffalo, New York, United States
    • 1984 - 1988
      director, Heckscher Museum
      Huntington, West Virginia, United States
    • 1988 - 2005
      director, Heckscher Museum
      Rockland, Maine, United States
    • 2006
      chief curator Crystal Bridges Museum American Art
      Bentonville, Arkansas, United States