Juanita Boyd Hardy
Director, Millenium Art Salon and Collector of African Art
Recently retired and former national small business sales and solutions executive for IBM, Juanita Boyd Hardy has been a patron of the arts for many years. She has served as a board member of the Association of American Cultures and was a former docent at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the American Craft Museum in New York City.
She and her husband, Melvin, direct the Millennium Art Salon, which features speakers on art and culture. They have extensive expertise and connections in the world of African American art. Hardy is a member of the NBAF’s Collectors Guild and serves on the boards of the Brandywine Workshops, Inc., in Philadelphia, the Asian American Art Center in New York City, and Artrain USA—a nonprofit organization that brings world-class art exhibitions and programs by rail to communities across the country. She is also chair of the Artrain USA Exhibition Committee.
Hardy has been collecting art since the late 1980s. She and her husband own more than 200 works of African American and African art, including works on paper and canvas, photography, and sculptures.