Joanne Heyler

DIRECTOR - Joanne Heyler is a Los Angeles native and a longtime presence in the Los Angeles and international art scenes. She began her career at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Los Angeles, and briefly worked in art publications and writing before commencing her work with The Broad Art Foundation, where she has been Director and Chief Curator since 1995. She curates the Broad Collections, which have grown by 60% during her tenure, and directs the Foundation’s “lending library” program for museums and university galleries worldwide. Heyler is closely involved in advising on and coordinating the Broads’ major philanthropic projects in visual arts, such as the prospective building of a new Broad Art Foundation museum and headquarters, the forthcoming Zaha Hadid-designed Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, the Broad Contemporary Art Museum at LACMA and the Foundation’s recent agreement providing major funding to preserve MOCA’s independence, among other initiatives.  Heyler received her B.A. from Scripps College in 1986, and in 1988, her M.A. in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of London University. She is a board member of West of Rome starting this year.