The Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages

formerly The Museums at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY



The Long Island Museum Names Jackie Day New President / CEO


The trustees of the Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages announced in late March, 2001 the selection of Jacqueline Day as the museum's new president and CEO. Day, currently the director of the Adirondack Museum, assumes her new position in early June, 2001.

"The board of trustees is extremely pleased that Jackie Day has agreed to become our new president. She has a national reputation and will help us to continue to enhance our programs and exhibits for the public. We see her as being very innovative, with a highly regarded record in museum management: and creative leadership," said the museum's acting president and CEO Richard Russell. (left: Jacqueline Day. Photo courtesy of Long Island Museum of American Art)

Day, who was selected following a nationwide search, has an extensive background in museum administration and leadership. For the past eight years she has been director of the Adirondack Museum, a regional museum of history and art that interprets the history and culture of the Adirondack Park. The museum's collections include artifacts, art, historic structures and a comprehensive research library and archive documenting the history of the region since its earliest settlement. Located on a wooded hillside overlooking Blue Mountain Lake, the museum is an indoor/outdoor experience, with 23 exhibition buildings, gardens and trails.

"I am very excited about joining The Long Island Museum," Day stated. "The museum has wonderful collections, a beautiful site, and a long tradition of service to the community. These are irreplaceable resources on which we can build an even broader educational role for the museum, and raise its visibility throughout the region." (left: Jackie Day)

Day stated that she has a special interest in museums that tell the story of a region, and likes to focus on the "public face of museums," in particular their educational role and how they interact with the community.

Day has emerged as a leader in New York State where she is a member of the board of the Museum Association of New York. She has a national reputation as well, and was recently elected to the council. of the American Association for State and Local History.

During her distinguished career, Day has served as the executive director of the Gallery Association of New York State; director of the Beall Park Art Center in Bozeman, Montana; program officer for the Association for the Humanities in Idaho; curator at the Idaho State Historical Society; and instructor at North Dakota State University.

A native of Boston, Mass., Day will reside in the Stony Brook area with her husband, Dr. David Hansen, a former professor and retired foundation executive.

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