New director named for BYU Museum of Art

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Mark A. Magleby, a BYU art history faculty member since 1997, has been appointed as the new director of the Brigham Young University Museum of Art, Stephen M. Jones, dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communications announced Wednesday.

Magleby will officially begin in his new role Jan. 1, 2012.

Prior to his employment at BYU, Magleby was an art history faculty member at both The Ohio State University and Denison University. Magleby received his M.A. and Ph.D. in History of Art from The Ohio State University, having previously completed his B.A. from Brigham Young University. Magleby specializes in 18th century art and architecture, 20th century European art, and contemporary theory and criticism.

“Mark speaks as an avid insider about the contributions past exhibitions have made to the cultural and academic life of BYU and the greater community,” Jones said. “He has a vision about the museum

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