After nearly fifteen years of service, Dr. Cheryll May, Head Curator of the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, has retired. The museum thanks her for her dedicated service and invaluable contribution.
Mark Magleby, recently appointed director of the museum, said, “In the months that I have been here, I have been very grateful for the quiet interventions where Cheryll has offered measured counsel. . . . She is a good friend to all, and she will remain an institution of tact, graciousness and accomplishment at our museum.”
After graduating from Brigham Young University, Dr. May received her master’s and PhD from Tufts University. She then taught in the fields of political science and economic history at Suffolk University, Brigham Young University, and the University of Utah. In addition to producing educational films, brochures, labels and training materials, she has published journal articles in women’s history, Mormon history, as well as articles on legal, political, and leisure topics in popular magazines. At BYU, Dr. May spent the majority of her time at the museum in leadership positions, serving as Museum Educator, Public and Volunteer Program Coordinator, and Head Curator. She received Certificates of Recognition from the BYU College of Fine Arts and Communications in 1999 and 2003.