The couple enjoys sharing their collection, which is focused on previously under-appreciated African-American artist, with visitors to their home, where Joyner hosts a series of regular salons. She is a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, Tate Americas, and the J. Paul Getty Trust. She previously served on the board of the MacDowell Colony of New Hampshire, the oldest artist’s colony in the nation.

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Pamela J. Joyner and Alfred J. Giuffrida

San Francisco and Sonoma, California

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Collecting area:
African-American abstract art; art of the African diaspora; contemporary South African art

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On her collecting practices, Joyner told, “We have a strategy we adhere to. We make annual prospect lists. Our collection aims to rewrite certain aspects of art history. . . . I fly all over the world looking for work. I fly 125,000 miles a year to various art fairs.”