Dr. Jordana Pomeroy has been named the new director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at FIU.
Dr. Pomeroy comes to FIU from Louisiana State University’s Museum of Art in Baton Rouge, where she has served as executive director since 2012. As executive director, Pomeroy oversaw all operations of the museum, doubled membership, strengthened the exhibition and educational programming, and substantially broadened the museum’s donor base. “Miami is a city with great museums,” Pomeroy said. “I am excited about working with South Florida’s art community, as well as FIU faculty and the Frost’s professional staff to expand the contributions that this young museum already has made to the arts world.”
Dr. Pomeroy earned her undergraduate degree from Bryn Mawr College and her Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University. She spent more than 15 years at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, rising from curator of painting and sculpture before 1900 to chief curator. She developed expertise in women’s art history and feminist art while at the museum, though her academic background is in 19th century European art.
Dr. Pomeroy has written for prestigious journals, including the British Art Journal, and contributed to, edited or co-authored a number of books, including, Royalists to Romantics: Women Artists from The Louvre, Versailles, and Other French National Collections; Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque, and most recently, British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response: Reflections Across the Pond (The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950).
“I expect you will see exhibitions that reach across cultures and chronology and disciplines to explore rich areas of nexus,” she said. “As a trained art historian, I see art as a continuum from the ancient to the contemporary art world. I want FIU’s students and the museum’s visitors to engage in a dialogue with history as well as individual works of art.”