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The San Diego Museum of Art Begins Search for Executive Director
Board of Trustees of the San Diego Museum of Art announced the formation of a search committee.
SAN DIEGO, CA.- The San Diego Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees announces the formation of a search committee to embark on its formal search for the Museum’s next executive director.

Chaired by Boardmember Chuck Hellerich, the search committee’s scope of responsibilities includes identifying and retaining a search firm, and conducting the selection process for a successor to exiting Executive Director Derrick R. Cartwright.

Joining Hellerich on the search committee, formed July 23, are fellow Boardmembers Gordon Brodfuehrer, Martha Dennis, Tom Gildred, Sheila Potiker and Harvey White, current Board President Ken Widder and immediate past Board President Pam Cesak.

Cartwright recently accepted the position as executive director at the Seattle Art Museum. He remains at The San Diego Museum of Art to assist in the transition of duties until his departure on September 11.

The San Diego Museum of Art provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for 350,000 visitors annually. Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum’s nationally renowned collections include Spanish and Italian old masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures. In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults, as well as a research library. At The San Diego Museum of Art, exhibition texts are always in English and Spanish.

San Diego Museum of Art | Seattle Art Museum | Gordon Brodfuehrer | Martha Dennis | Tom Gildred | Sheila Potiker | Harvey White |




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