Chubb Executive Joins Board of American Folk Art Museum
Warren, NJ,- Andrew McElwee, executive vice president of Chubb & Son, recently was elected to the board of trustees of the American Folk Art Museum in New York.
“We are delighted to welcome Andrew McElwee to the board of the American Folk Art Museum. His wide-ranging expertise, combined with his keen interest in folk art, will be a valuable asset,” said Laura Parsons, president of the museum’s board. “His appointment comes at a time when the board is growing in new directions and embracing professionals in a variety of fields.”
“I am honored to join the board of trustees of the American Folk Art Museum,” said McElwee. “I look forward to helping the museum continue its tradition of outstanding exhibitions and programs.”
McElwee, who works as the chief operating officer for Chubb Personal Insurance, is an avid art collector and owns an extensive collection of antique Native-American baskets, blankets and pottery. He also collects 19th century American and European paintings.
Founded in 1961, the American Folk Art Museum is one of the nation’s foremost resources for the exhibition, study and preservation of folk art. Through exhibitions, educational programs and scholarly publications, the museum explores the nation’s diverse cultural heritage and related global expressions. It is home to one of the world’s preeminent collections of folk art dating from the 18th century to the present, including paintings, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, furniture and the work of contemporary self-taught artists from the United States and abroad.
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