The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Larry Wright appointed Managing Director of Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington
Most recently Wright was the CEO of the National Mentoring Partnership in Washington, DC. Photo: Courtesy of Bellevue Arts Museum.

BELLEVUE, WA.- Following an extensive national search, the Board of Trustees of Bellevue Arts Museum announced the appointment Larry Wright as Managing Director. An Eastside native, Wright joins BAM with more than 15 years of non-profit leadership experience. He is relocating to the Pacific Northwest for this important post and will start transitioning into his new role on October 3, 2011.

Most recently Wright was the CEO of the National Mentoring Partnership in Washington, DC. There, he was responsible for the strategic oversight of the organization which delivers services to more than 5,000 member organizations across the country. During his tenure, the organization doubled its support from corporations, restarted a $30 million federal grant, increased net assets and raised its national profile with a series of events that included the President and First Lady as well as a number of Cabinet members.

Before joining the National Mentoring Partnership, Wright was the Executive Director of their regional affiliate, Washington State Mentors. During that time, the organization grew to become one of the most successful mentoring partnerships in the country. Wright helped quadruple membership and increased its budget ten-fold. With Wright as Executive Director, the organization doubled state funding through legislative advocacy and secured a multi-million dollar grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Prior to his work at Washington State Mentors, Wright worked at CBS Radio in Seattle and as the Marketing Director for the College Success Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at Seattle University. His academic research centered on the capacity of non-profit organizations to bring about meaningful change at the community level. He received his BA and MA from Washington State University. Committed to community service, he has served as an elected official on his local county council and as a commissioner on the Washington State Commission on Homelessness.

At Bellevue Arts Museum, Wright will serve as the Museum's co-leader in partnership with accomplished Director of Curatorial Affairs/Artistic Director Stefano Catalani. "We couldn't be more excited to welcome Larry to BAM," says Anne Kilcup, President of the Board of Trustees. "Not only is he a seasoned non-profit executive with an impressive background, but he has the vision and passion to help ensure the Museum's continued growth and vitality. With Stefano and Larry at the helm, we have a dynamic leadership team in place and a bright future ahead of us."

"BAM is a true institution on the Eastside," Wright says. "I'm very excited to take on the Managing Director position. Bellevue and the greater region needs the insights and perspectives the Museum offers, and I'm looking forward to helping expand its impact on the community."

Members of Bellevue Arts Museum will have a chance to meet Wright in person at the upcoming November 3rd Members Reception, which also be a celebration of one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the year, George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher.

Bellevue Arts Museum | Larry Wright |

Today's News

September 25, 2011

Lehmbruck Museum's most extensive exhibition celebrates its 100th anniversary

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents "Andy Warhol: Shadows"

Houston's Menil Collection Announces Return of Byzantine Frescoes to Cyprus in 2012

MFA Houston announces major Frank Stella acquisition: "Palmito Ranch" (1961), a landmark in American painting

Made in the UK: Contemporary art British art at the Museum of Art Rhode Island School of Design

Edge of Empires: Pagans, Jews and Christians at Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

Third solo exhibition by Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes on view at Galerie Max Hetzler

Restoration work to begin on Joan Miró mural in Wichita State University's Ulrich Museum of Art

Larry Wright appointed Managing Director of Bellevue Arts Museum in Washington

Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum tackles tough task: define "Postmodernism"

First Ever Museum Exhibition Showcases Giorgio di Sant' Angelo's Innovation and Influence

De La Warr Pavilion explores Andy Warhol's beliefs, lifestyle and above all, his legacy

Neuberger Museum of Art presents first ten-year survey of paintings and drawings by Dana Schutz

Des Moines Art Center exhibition explores issues of loss and extinction in Dario Robleto's work

Taglialatella Galleries announcemens two new executive positions

National Museum of American History receives Peace Corps objects

New study identifies pine bush as "Stop Over" for migrating birds

Arnolfini celebrates 50th anniversary of presenting the very best in contemporary art in all its forms

"Modify as Needed" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami

Newark Museum Patchwork exhibition now open

Andrew Raftery: Open House on view at the Fleming Museum of Art

Massachusetts library undoes century-old Twain book ban

Israel donates money for preservation of Auschwitz

Nation's largest pinball museum to open in Baltimore

Studies suggest 2 waves of ancient Asia settlement

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Conservation reveals Wellington Collection work was painted by Titian's Workshop

2.- New dinosaur discovered after lying misidentified in university's vaults for over 30 years

3.- Unseen Texas Chainsaw Massacre outtakes and stills sold for a combined $26,880

4.- National gallery reveals conserved Italian altarpiece by Giovanni Martini da Udine

5.- London's Tate Modern evacuated after child falls, teen arrested

6.- Bavarian State Minister of the Arts restitutes nine works of art

7.- Boy thrown from London's Tate Modern is French tourist visiting UK

8.- Child thrown from London gallery has broken spine, legs and arm

9.- £10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

10.- Tourists banned from sitting on Rome's Spanish Steps

Related Stories

Bellevue Arts Museum Features First Museum Solo Exhibition of Seattle Artist April Surgent

Bellevue Arts Museum Appoints Marsha Wolf Director of Development

Bellevue Arts Museum Announces BAM Biennial Award Winner

BAM Raises $575,000 at Annual Fundraiser, Announces a New Award

Larger-than-Life Sea Creatures Come to Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum Launches New Funding Campaign

Bellevue Arts Museum Showcases Major Northwest Artists in an Interactive Setting

Bellevue Arts Museum to Showcase Significant Glass Collection of John & Joyce Price

Lisa Gralnick: The Gold Standard at Bellevue Arts Museum

Bellevue Arts Museum Announces Selected Artists for BAM Biennial

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful