Seeing as Pamela Joyner and her partner Alfred Giuffrida both work in the private equity and have together amassed a highly valued collection of work by artists of the African diaspora. Joyner said in an interview with Sfgate.com that their collection “aims to rewrite certain aspects of art history” by expanding the “broader canon” of the Western art world. With that in mind, the couple enjoys sharing their collection with visitors to their home, where Joyner hosts a series of regular salons. She is a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and a trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, and previously severed 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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Fun fact:

On her collecting practices, Joyner told Sfgate.com, “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.”