Omaha Public Radio News
8:36 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Joslyn Art Museum names new Executive Director

Omaha, NE – Jack Becker is the new Executive Director of the Joslyn Art Museum.

Becker comes to Joslyn from Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee, where he was President and CEO.

Becker says he's happy to be back in the Midwest, having grown up in Minnesota. He says the position at Joslyn is a great opportunity to be at an institution focused on art, with a strong history and a lot of potential.

Becker plans to spend the next 90 days listening to and learning from staff, board members and the community. He plans to ask what they like about Joslyn, Omaha, the arts scene and cultural life in the city.