Brooks Museum Names Interim Director

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A lifelong Memphian is taking the reins, on an interim basis, of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

Effective January 1, 2008, Al Lyons will oversee the daily operations of the museum while the search continues for a permanent director. Kaywin Feldman leaves the post at the end of 2007 to take a position at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Feldman describes Lyons as a "passionate trustee of the Brooks for over three years [who] has served with dedication on a variety of committees. He and his wife, Jan, are immense arts supporters who will work hard to further the museum's mission in the community."

A graduate of the University of Memphis with a BBA in accounting and a background in finance and psychology, Lyons has been president of the Bodine Company in Collierville for 12 years and will retire this year. He serves on the boards of Ballet Memphis, Memphis in May, RivertArtsFest, and the Collierville Chamber of Commerce, in addition to acting as vice president of the Brooks Board of Trustees.

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