New American Director of FRAME Announced

Dr. Charlotte Eyerman, an expert in 19th-century French art and a leading authority in modern and contemporary art, has been appointed American Director of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange).

FRAME, whose American headquarters is based at The University of Texas at Dallas, is a formal collaboration of 12 museums in France and 12 museums in North America that serves as a catalyst for cultural exchange between France and the United States.

Dr. Charlotte Eyerman

Dr. Charlotte Eyerman

Dr. Eyerman has held curatorial positions at the J. Paul Getty Museum in the Department of Paintings, as well as at the Saint Louis Art Museum, where she was Curator and Department Head of Modern and Contemporary Art. Dr. Eyerman has published scholarly essays and has lectured extensively at museums and universities nationally and internationally.

“I am delighted and honored to be appointed American Director of FRAME,” Dr. Eyerman said. “FRAME was built on a vision of intellectual and cultural élan and generosity. I aim to build on that foundation to provide a strong, responsive executive voice that honors the past and ensures future success.”

Said Pierrette Lacour, FRAME Coordinator at UT Dallas, “After a long year without a director, I am very excited to work with Charlotte again. FRAME is bound to flourish under her leadership.”

FRAME is dedicated to promoting French-American cooperation in the cultural arena of museums, their collections and their professional staffs.  It encourages partnerships based on common projects and exchanges of information, personnel, technology and resources.


FRAME Facilitates Special Exhibits

FRAME consortium has made special collections available to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, including “The Mourners: Medieval Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy” exhibit on display through Jan. 2 at the Dallas Museum of Art.

This semester, UT Dallas offered a class on the exhibit, which was taught by Dr. Rick Brettell, the UT Dallas Margaret McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetics, who was recently honored by the French government for his longtime involvement with FRAME.

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