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October 26th, 2012
New Trustees Elected to the Board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is delighted to announce the election of two new members to its Board of Trustees, Sueyun Locks and Dean C. Pappas, each for a three-year term. Speaking on behalf of her fellow trustees, Board Chair Constance H. Williams noted, “We are delighted that Sueyun and Dean have agreed to join the volunteer leadership of this great institution. They are generous supporters of many important civic causes and understand the importance of great cultural institutions like ours to the future of this community. I look forward to working closely with them in the coming years to strengthen the Museum and am confident that they will provide the leadership we need to address the challenges and opportunities we now face.”

Sueyun Locks serves as Director and Lecturer of the Locks Gallery in Philadelphia. Since 1987, Locks Gallery has played a prominent role in showcasing the work of nationally renowned artists and demonstrating a strong commitment to contemporary artists in this city. Mrs. Locks has served on the Museum’s East Asian Art Departmental Advisory Committee. She and her husband are also members of the Museum’s Chairman’s Council and together established the Sueyun and Gene Locks Endowment for Far Eastern Art. In addition to supporting the presentation of numerous exhibitions and making important gifts to the collection, they also joined other generous donors in endowing the Associate Curator of Korean Art, the first such named position in the United States. Mrs. Locks is also a member of the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council.

Dean C. Pappas retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Clement Pappas & Co., Inc. after almost five decades of service to the company, a family-owned food processing business. His wife, Zoë Sarbanes Pappas, is a Museum guide and a member of the The Women’s Committee. The Pappases are Chairman’s Council members and among the leadership donors that have supported both the acquisition of the Paul Strand Collection and restoration of the Rodin Museum. Generously participaiting in the Lenfest Challenge program to enhance the Museum’s operating resources by endowing twenty-nine professional positions, they have endowed The Zoë and Dean Pappas Curator of Education, Public Programs. Mr. Pappas currently sits on the boards of three privately held businesses, among numerous other professional affiliations.

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States. Its facilities include its landmark Main Building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, the Perelman Building, located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue, the Rodin Museum on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and two 18th-century houses in Fairmount Park, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove. The Museum offers a wide variety of activities for public audiences, including special exhibitions, programs for children and families, lectures, concerts and films.

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