Joanne Heyler, The Broad Art Foundation

TITLE: Director/Chief Curator

FUNDING AREAS: Fine art, visual arts

CONTACT: jheyler@broadartfoundation.org, (310) 954-5050

PROFILE: Joanne Heyler has been Director and Chief Curator of The Broad Art Foundation since 1995. Her official bio reads:

Joanne Heyler is director/chief curator of The Broad Art Foundation. She has curated the Broad Collections and directed the Foundation’s “lending library” program for museums and university galleries since 1995 and started working at The Broad Art Foundation in 1989. Under Ms. Heyler’s direction, the Foundation’s collection has grown by 65 percent, with the addition of more than 60 artists, including deep representations of work by crucial postwar figures such as Andy Warhol and Joseph Beuys, as well as work by more recent figures like Damien Hirst, Sharon Lockhart, Kara Walker and others. The Foundation’s lending program has doubled in size, with nearly 8,000 loans to 485 museums around the world since its founding in 1984.

As adviser to Eli and Edythe Broad, Ms. Heyler is closely involved with the Broads’ major philanthropic investments in the visual arts, such as the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the forthcoming Zaha Hadid-designed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. She has been named the director of the new contemporary art museum on Grand Avenue that the Broads are currently building. Ms. Heyler is leading the team charged with planning the institution and building the iconic Diller Scofidio + Renfro-designed museum, which will be home to the 2,000-work Broad Collections.

Ms. Heyler received her bachelor’s degree in art history from Scripps College and a master’s degree in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of London University.

She resides in Los Angeles.