Wyoming Arts Council

J. Brooks Joyner named new executive director of the Nicolaysen Art Museum

This press release just arrived from Simon Marshall, Board Chair of the Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper:

The Board of Directors of the Nicolaysen Art Museum (the NIC) today announces that it has appointed J. Brooks Joyner to the position of executive director. Joyner has deep expertise and experience in professional museum directorship and development, and replaces Connie Gibbons, who left in May.

Joyner has previously held directorships at the Vancouver Art Gallery in British Columbia, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, OK. Recently, Joyner was the director of the Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, and then president of the Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA, where he oversaw a $15.6 million capital expansion and improvement project.

“We are fortunate to have someone of Joyner’s unique talent and experience joining us at the Nicolaysen Art Museum,” said Simon Marshall, chair of the board of directors. “The board expects Joyner to further widen the NIC’s appeal throughout Wyoming and the community, and successfully drive several development programs including our 25th Anniversary Sustainability Campaign.”

Ron Nemetz, vice chair of the board of directors said, “Throughout his career, Joyner has consistently demonstrated a track record in development at the highest level, coupled with the ability to reach out and connect with the local community. We look forward to welcoming him here in Casper and watching the NIC blossom under his directorship.”

J. Brooks Joyner said, “It’s obvious to me that the NIC holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the people of Casper, and across the state. I’m looking forward to leading a talented team and taking the NIC to the next level.”

Joyner will join the staff of the NIC on 06/24, and will be meeting the community at NICFest, 06/28 through 06/30.

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