The Association of Art Museum Directors has elected Anne-Imelda Radice, PhD, Executive Director of the American Folk Art Museum, to active membership. The Association of Art Museum Directors represents a select group of directors of the largest museums throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Eligibility pertains to the purpose, size, and standards of operation of an art museum, and is also based on the qualifications of both the individual director and the specific museum.
Laura Parsons, the Chairman of the Museum’s Board of Trustees, commented: “Dr. Radice’s participation in this prestigious organization is a tribute to the American Folk Art Museum and its standing in the museum and art community. We are so pleased to be represented in this distinguished group of professionals who are dedicated to best practices and to establishing and maintaining the highest standards in the field.”
Dr. Radice stated: “I am honored to serve in this way and look forward to working with colleagues from across the country. I think of myself as a lifelong learner, and hope to learn much that will benefit the Museum. My hope is also that my experience will play an important role in informing others.”
Dr. Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, added: “It’s very welcome news to have Anne Radice’s voice added to the select membership of the Association of Art Museum Directors. The breadth of her experience, together with her sound judgment, entrepreneurial vision, and collaborative spirit, will add greatly to our professional dialogue and will enhance our relevance to the lives of tens of millions of museum goers every year.”
Image: Dr. Anne-Imelda Radice.