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museum director

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

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: 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

child:
Priscilla Jane Beal

child:
Julian William John Beal