Bachelor, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1951; Master of Arts, Yale University, 1958.
Curatorial assistant, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1963; senior curator, Oakland (California) Museum, 1963-1993; guest curator, National Museum American Art, Washington, since 1993. Guest curator Santa Barbara (California) Museum Art, since 1991.
Board of directors Alameda County Art Commission, Oakland, 1970-1979. Member Print Council American, Oracle-Photography Group.
Married Ira Michael Heyman. 1 child, James N. heyman.