Dr. Neff discusses the importance of art in every community.
Emily Ballew Neff is Executive Director of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. Previously, she was Wylodean and Bill Saxon Director and Chief Curator of the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, and, during the past two years, served as President of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC), an organization of 1200 art curators from across North America. The first curator of American Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, she helped the trustees and institution’s leadership establish a significant presence for the museum in the field of American art, grew the museum’s collections by more than 30 percent, built a dynamic patron support group, organized more than 20 exhibitions at the museum, and coordinated 14 traveling shows from other institutions
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