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Christopher Byron Crosman

museum director

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

Background

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.

Career

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.

Works

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

    Curator exhibitions.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Janet Thomas, December 28, 1968. 1 child, Anne.