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15 Dec 2022

American Folk Art Museum Announces the Election of Two New Trustees

David Gordon Elected a Trustee Emeriti

Media Contact: Natalie Colarossi,

(New York, NY) —The Board of Trustees of the American Folk Art Museum (AFAM) is pleased to announce the election of Lana Masor, a business executive and gallery owner, and Ellen Still Brooks, a lawyer. Additionally, the Board elected David Gordon as a Trustee Emeriti.

“I am thrilled to welcome Lana and Ellen to the board,” said Board President Elizabeth V. Warren. “Their wide-range of experience and interests will help strengthen the Museum’s mission as we move forward.”

The Museum’s Becky and Bob Alexander Director and CEO Jason T. Busch added, “Lana and Ellen are inspiring additions to our excellent board. Their demonstrated experience in community engagement and art innovation will undoubtedly elevate the Museum’s position as a leading organization in our field.”

Lana Masor is the CEO of Maison Masor Art, an exclusive specialty-service for artists, art enthusiasts, and seasoned collectors. She operates a salon-style art gallery in the heart of downtown Montclair, New Jersey, and has participated in many prestigious art fairs such as Scope Miami, Art Market Hamptons, Spring/Break, and 14C. In 2023, Lana will be showcasing works at the upcoming LA Art Show and the Hamptons Fine Art Show. Previously, Lana was the CEO and principal designer for Maison Masor Designs, a full-service home and commercial interior design firm. She also serves as co-curator for President Bill Clinton’s Harlem office. Lana holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and received her BA from the University of Michigan.

Ellen Still Brooks is a lawyer and resides in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was the Senior Vice President for Oakland Development at The Allegheny Conference on Community Development in Pittsburgh from 2002 to 2007, where she helped bring about the development of Schenley Plaza and worked on reducing congestion and improving parking in the community. Prior to that, Ellen was the Associate Director of Operations and Finance at The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh from 1998 to 2002, and the Vice President of Capital Projects and Planning at The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust from 1989 to 1998. Ellen received her BA from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and a Certificate de diplome from the Universite de la Sorbonne, Paris. She then received her J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law before completing coursework in Planning and Management of Nonprofit Organizations and Resource Development of Nonprofit Organizations at the H. John Heinz School of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

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The American Folk Art Museum engages people of all backgrounds through its collections, exhibitions, publications, and programs as the leading forum shaping the understanding and appreciation of folk and self-taught art across time and place.


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