The Fralin Museum of Art Board

The Fralin Museum of Art Board

Members of The Fralin Museum of Art Board impart a wide range of expertise, providing support and leadership to Museum staff. Their invaluable guidance helps to steer the museum in matters of collecting, strategic planning, exhibitions, and educational programs. The Board also plays a vital role in Museum development, suggesting fundraising strategies and providing fiscal advice.

The Board’s steadfast financial support has aided in the endowment of several key staff positions and has enabled future planning towards a vision of expanded museum spaces. The Board’s energetic commitment to guiding and strengthening all areas of the museum is steadfast, as they look forward to building a future Fralin Museum of Art that meets the growing needs of the students, families and art lovers throughout the region.

Officers
  • J. Sanford Miller, Chair
  • Thomas L. Piper III, Co-Vice Chair
  • Elsie Wilson Thompson, Co-Vice Chair
Committee Chairs
  • Avril Somlyo, Collections
  • Sandy Miller, Executive
  • Dennis Kernahan, Nominating & Governance
  • Margaret Doyle, Strategic Communications
Members
  • Nicholas W. Acquavella
  • Carol R. Angle
  • James W. Bradshaw
  • Nancy L. Brody
  • Tamara Holmes Brothers, Ph.D.
  • A. Cary Brown
  • Betsy Casteen
  • John T. Casteen III
  • Sharon Hooper Cott
  • Blair Groh Ege
  • Joseph Erdman
  • James B. Godfrey
  • Subhas Kim Kandasamy
  • Handel C.H. Lee
  • Richard B. Morrow
  • Elizabeth "Liz" Perry
  • Joanne B. Robinson
  • Charlotte Miller Russell
  • Susan Scott Stanley
  • James C. Steward
  • Natalie B. Wilensky 
  • Marilyn Wright
  • Melissa Young
Ex-Officio Members
  • Douglas Fordham, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Art
  • Jody Kielbasa, Vice Provost for the Arts and Director of the Virginia Film Festival
Honorary Members
  • Tessa G. Ader

 

Emeriti Members
  • Charles J. Brown
  • Marjorie B. Burris
  • Merry Walker Dougherty
  • Shirley French
  • Jackson Gilbert
  • Alexander C. Graham, Jr.
  • Amrie Grammer
  • Terry J. Lockhart
  • Lauren Scott Miller
  • Julia Lockhart Simon