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Open to all media and juried by Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director & CEO of James M. Michener Museum, the 11th Annual Juried Exhibition aims to present a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country.
About Lisa Tremper Hanover
Lisa Tremper Hanover was named Director & CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in March 2012 after a successful tenure as Director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College. While at the Berman, she coordinated and supervised the establishment of the first museum program on the Ursinus campus, organized over 300 exhibitions and attendant programming, expanded the permanent collection to over 4,000 works of art, and raised the profile of the institution to a national level. Successful endowment and capital campaigns resulted in a dramatic expansion with one of the only visible storage galleries in an academic museum in the country. The Berman Museum achieved accreditation status with the American Alliance of Museums in December 2004.
As leader of the Michener Art Museum program, Hanover has overseen the transformation of the physical facility with new façade landscaping, revitalization of permanent collection galleries, refreshed curatorial efforts, a celebration of the Museum’s 25th Anniversary of operation, and negotiated for the highly successful exhibition From Philadelphia to Monaco: Grace Kelly – Beyond the Icon presented in 2013-2014 to over 100,000 visitors. The Michener was accredited by the American Alliance of Museums in 2001 and achieved subsequent reaccreditation in 2016.. A leader in the museum field, Hanover has conducted numerous Museum Assessment Program reviews and served on AAM Accreditation teams.
In addition to presenting at numerous regional and national conferences, Hanover has served as President of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries, Pennsylvania Federation of Museums & Historical Organizations, and presented over 250 public lectures to professional organizations. Hanover has juried over 85 art exhibitions and public art commissions and served on the Board of Directors of the Wayne Art Center, The Baum School of Art, and the Wood Turning Center of Philadelphia.