Advisory Board

Members of the Advisory Board for the Center of Creativity, Design, and the Arts serve to ensure topical relevance, cohesiveness, and alignment with the vision of Sweet Briar College as an innovative leader in arts and arts education. The Center is guided by the insights and recommendations of a panel of experts who:

  • Offer feedback and guidance to inform Center objectives and activities;
  • Assist in forging connections with prospective partners and supporters; and
  • Participate, as appropriate, in Center activities as guest speakers or panelists, bringing hands-on, practical knowledge from distinguished careers to the academic experience.

Advisory Board Members

James C. Steward, Director, Princeton University Art Museum

James Steward joined the Princeton University Art Museum as its director in April 2009; there, he directs a staff of 75 with an operating budget of $15 million and collections of over 80,000 works of art that span the globe and encompass 5,000 years of world history. Steward has launched a number of initiatives to position the Museum at the heart of the university experience, including expanding the Museum’s program of exhibitions and educational activities, as well as its open hours and outreach efforts, leading to a 50% growth in attendance. He is a lecturer with the rank of professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology, and a faculty fellow of Rockefeller College. Prior to coming to Princeton, he served from 1998 to 2009 as director of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, where he oversaw the planning, construction, and fundraising for a major new building, recognized as one of the year’s ten best new buildings for 2010 by the American Institute of Architects. Steward holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and a doctorate in the history of art from Trinity College, Oxford University, where he studied with Francis Haskell. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the British Council, the American Ireland Fund, and the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation. He has been a fellow of the Huntington Library and received the Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Service from the University of California, Berkeley.


Joy Heyrman, Former Executive Director, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

Former Deputy Director for Museum Advancement at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Dr. Heyrman worked for twenty-three years to build a culture of philanthropy and teamwork. She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Art History and Archeology from the University of Maryland, as well as a B.A. in English from Amherst College.


Lynn K. Rogerson, Director and CEO, Art Services International

Lynn Rogerson is President, Director and CEO of Art Services International. Art Services International (ASI) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) educational organization which specializes in the development and circulation of fine-art exhibitions of the highest quality for museums in the U.S. and abroad.  Lynn has directed the organization since its inception in 1988 and also serves as Chairman of the Board.

Lynn began her museum training in painting conservation at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, where her foundation in art examination, treatment and preservation was laid.  She then served for two years on the staff of the American Association of Museums, Washington, DC, facilitating museum memberships and organizational development.  For eight years she worked at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and, as Associate Registrar, handled all packing, collection, conditioning, installation and insurance matters for such exhibitions as “The Armand Hammer Collections:  Five Centuries of Masterpieces,” “Christo:  Urban Projects,” “Leonardo da Vinci:  The Codex Leicester” and “Black Folk Art in America:  1930-1980.”

She joined the International Exhibitions Foundation and, as Head Registrar, was responsible for loan contracts, U.S. Federal Indemnity application and supervision, and object safety for all exhibitions toured by the International Exhibitions Foundation.  Among the projects she managed included “Auspicious Spirits:  Korean Folk Paintings and Related Objects,” Eighteenth Century Italian Drawings from the Robert Lehman Collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art,” “Old Master Drawings from the Albertina” and “American Masters:  The Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection.”  In 1984 she was appointed Director of the International Exhibitions Foundation, the parent organization of Art Services International, and launched “Art Nouveau Jewelry by Rene Lalique,” “Old Master Drawings from Chatsworth,” “Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces:  The Courtauld Collection,” and the inaugural exhibition for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, “American Women Artists, 1830-1930.”

Lynn is an art historian by training.  Born and raised in Texas, Lynn received her B.A. degree in Art History from Sweet Briar College in Virginia, graduating cum laude and With Distinction in Art History.  Her junior year was spent studying art history in Rome with Loyola University.  She received her M.A. degree in Art History from George Washington University.

Lynn served as Chairman of the Professional Practices Subcommittee of the Registrars Committee of the American Association of Museum, formulating the initial Standard Facility Report which was endorsed by the American Association of Museums and adopted by U.S. museums nationwide.  She is a member of the National Society of Arts and Letters, the Sulgrave Club, and a Life Member and Past President of the Sweet Briar College Friends of Art.


Kathryn L. Haw, Director, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Founded in Detroit in 1954, the Archives became a part of the Smithsonian in 1970. Its mission is to collect, preserve and make available primary source material documenting the history of the visual arts in the United States. Its holdings of 20 million original documents pertaining to art in America, including letters, diaries, account books, photographs and rare printed material as well as film, audio and video recordings, are continually growing. The Archives of American Art, with offices in Washington and New York City, is the largest archive devoted to documenting art in the United States.

The Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, a permanent exhibition space for the Archives of American Art, is located on the first floor of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture. Previously, Haw was the vice president for development at the National Building Museum from 2011 to 2013. As a member of the museum’s senior staff, Haw helped define and advance the Building Museum’s initiatives and strategic interests. She oversaw all of the museum’s major fundraising programs, including annual giving, membership, major gifts, planned giving and fundraising for exhibitions, education and other initiatives.

Before joining the National Building Museum, Haw was the executive director for development and administration at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in New York City and Skowhegan, Maine (2006–2011). She was responsible for administration, finance, development, board relations, special events programming, communications, marketing and overseeing the school’s staff.

From 2000 to 2006, Haw held several positions at the American Federation of Arts in New York, including curator of exhibitions, director of major gifts and corporate/foundation relations, director of development and acting director of external affairs. Haw received a bachelor’s degree in art history and religion from Sweet Briar College in Virginia and a master’s degree in art history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Amy Elizabeth Burton, Assistant Curator, Office of the Senate Curator

Amy Elizabeth Burton’s first book, To Make Beautiful the Capitol: Rediscovering the Art of Constantino Brumidi, was published in 2014. Specialized interests in ornithology and horticulture drive her current study of the flora and fauna depicted in the 19th-century murals of the Brumidi Corridors. In 2009, she directed a documentary based on the extensive restoration of the Senate’s Civil War-era painting, Henry Clay in the U.S. Senate. Burton earned her B.A. from Sweet Briar College and her M.A. in art history from Indiana University.