Joanna Weber, an ISM alumna (MAR '89) and former staff member, died suddenly on January 27. She leaves behind
her husband, Mark E.; sons Soren and Anselm of Sarasota; her parents, brother, and two sisters. A memorial service was held in Sarasota on January 30.
After receiving her degree, she worked closely with John Cook and Peter Hawkins at the ISM for several years. She is remembered fondly by many for her tireless student recruiting efforts and for planning the ISM Study Tour to France in 1992. She was later assistant curator of European and modern art at Yale University Art Gallery. Upon moving to Sarasota, Florida, she became the curator at the Ringling Museum of Art there.
In 2008 she and her two sons visited Haiti to work with the Lazarus Project. The experience left a lasting impression on her, expressed in her pictorial report from Haiti. Memorial contributions may be made to the Haiti Relief Fund of St. Paul Lutheran Church (2256 Bahia Vista St., Sarasota, FL 34239). Expressions of condolence sent to the Institute will be forwarded on to the family.