Reece Summers joined the Braithwaite Gallery as its full time director and curator in January 2008. Reece has nearly 20 years of professional curatorial experience managing university museum collections in collaborative development of regionally oriented art and cultural centers. He was the Curator of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Great Plains Museum from 2001 to 2007. Before that he as at the Utah State University West Heritage Center where he was their curator from 1994 to 2001. He was in Montana from 1990 to 1994 as curator at the University Museum of the Rockies at Montana State. Reece has his MA in History and Museum Studies from Utah State University.