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educator , art historian , Museum director

Donald James Myers, museum director, art historian, educator. Robert H. Smith fellowship and Travel grant, Smith Foundation, 1991. Member of American Association of Museums.


Myers, Donald James was born on June 23, 1961 in Marshalltown, Iowa, United States. Son of Wendell Duane and Nadine Carol (Paul) Myers.


Bachelor, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1983. Master of Arts, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1988. Post graduate, University Maryland, College Park.


Staff auditor Adrian Helgeson and Company, Certified Public Accountants, Minneapolis, 1983—1984. Gallery assistant Vincent Price Gallery, East Los Angeles Community College, East Monterey Park, California, 1986—1986. Curatorial assistant/research assistant department sculpture and decorative arts National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1986—1990, Mellon assistant curator department sculpture and decorative arts, 1990—1996.

Lecturer department art Catholic University of America, 1996—1997. Instructor art history Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota, 1998—1999. University Maryland Museum fellowship department sculpture and decorative arts and department Italian Renaissance paintings National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1999—1999.

Director Hillstrom Museum of Art, instructor art history Gustavus Adolphus College, Saint Peter, Minnesota, since 2000. Treasurer board directors Arts Center of Saint Peter, Minnesota, 2000—2004, gallery committee, Minnesota, 2000—2004, treasurer board directors, Minnesota, since 2006.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (exhibition brochure) Paul Granlund: A Retrospective Exhibition. Editor: (museum collection summary catalogue) Sculpture: An Illustrate Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Contributor: museum catalogue Systematic Catalogue of Portrait Medals, Nat.

      Gallery of Art, exhibition catalogue The Colour of Sculpture, 1810-1940, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Obras Maestras de la National Gallery of Art, Museo Nacional de Antropologia, Cordoba, Mexico, The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, Art for the Nation: Gifts in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of National Gallery of Art, Encyclopedia of Italian Renaissance and Mannerist Art, The Dictionary of Art.


Member of American Association of Museums.


  • Other Interests

    Music (member folk trio Folky Dokey and swing band The Echos), collecting pottery.


Married Joni Diane Anderson, June 29, 1985. Children: Iris Justine, Dalton Grant.

Wendell Duane Myers

Nadine Carol (Paul) Myers

Joni Diane Anderson

Iris Justine Myers

Dalton Grant Myers