Joanne Heyler

Founding Director • The Broad


Joanne Heyler is Founding Director of The Broad – the first entirely new major museum founded in Los Angeles in 20 years. She has curated the Broad collection and directed The Broad Art Foundation’s “lending library” program since 1995. When Eli and Edythe Broad decided to build a museum for their collection, Ms. Heyler was charged with transitioning the private foundation into a new public art museum which houses 2,000-plus works from the Broad collection. Ms. Heyler received her bachelor’s degree in art history from Scripps College and a master’s degree in the history of art from the Courtauld Institute of London University.