FRAME welcomes Albright-Knox Art Gallery and appoints new leadership in North America

The French American Museum Exchange Board of Directors and Members voted the Albright-Knox Art Gallery into its network during the Fall Board Meeting and 18th Annual Conference held at The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford on October 15-18.


“The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is honored and delighted to join the FRAME network,” said Peggy Pierce Elfvin Director Janne Sirén. “We look forward to exciting collaborations, new partnerships, and dynamic intellectual exchanges with the many distinguished museums that comprise this transatlantic cultural bridge."


The Albright-Knox Art Gallery is the 16th North American museum to join the network, and along with the current 15 French museum members, increases membership to 31 institutions.


“The Albright-Knox is a distinguished museum with a particularly well known collection of Modern and Contemporary Art. FRAME is delighted to welcome The Albright-Knox to the FRAME network” said William Beekman, Co-President for FRAME North America.


Founded in 1999, FRAME promotes cultural exchanges between France, Canada and the United States, by fostering partnerships among its member museums to develop innovative exhibitions, education and public programs, and professional exchanges among museum staff.


Earlier this year, FRAME announced new leadership in North America. In addition to Mr. Beekman’s appointment as Co-President, Luisa Adrianzen Guyer was named Executive Director for North America. Mr. Beekman and Ms. Adrianzen Guyer aim to re-invigorate FRAME’s activities in its member museums in Canada and the United States through increased engagement with member museums in France, strategic planning, and increased resources.