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The Broad is beefing up its board.
The hip downtown museum, which regularly boasts long lines outside packed with visitors of all ages (especially youth), has named Thomas P. Campbell, Sherry Lansing, Joanne Heyler and Deborah Kanter to its board of directors, a move designed to “help advance the museum’s mission to make its collection accessible to the widest possible audience,” according to Wednesday’s press release. The news coincides with the museum’s two-year anniversary to the day.
The quartet join founding members Eli Broad, Bruce Karatz, Robert Tuttle and Jay Wintrob. “As The Broad celebrates its second anniversary, Edye and I are delighted to see the museum expand its board,” said Eli Broad, who co-founded with his wife Edythe. “The four new members reflect a wide variety of experience in industries including the arts, philanthropy, media and business, and we look forward to applying their insights as The Broad looks to the future.”
Since its doors opened, The Broad has hosted more than 1.5 million visitors to check out its collections of postwar and contemporary art, all free of charge.
Campbell recently stepped down as director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He will soon focus on a sabbatical year to research the changing nature of the art world as a Getty Rothschild Fellow at the Getty Research Institute (November 2017-February 2018) and Waddesdon Manor in the U.K. (March-June 2018).
Lansing, a legend in the movie business from her tenure as a producer and longtime head of Paramount Pictures, also serves on the University of California Board of Regents, is a trustee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles and serves on the boards of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the Broad Center, the Carter Center, the Entertainment Industry Foundation, the W. M. Keck Foundation, the Lasker Foundation and the Pacific Council on International Policy.
Heyler is founding director of The Broad and director and chief curator of The Broad Art Foundation. She was responsible for guiding the construction of the museum and developing every aspect of the museum’s institutional strategy, operations and programming, and has worked for the couple since 1989.
Kanter has served as the chief legal officer for the Eli and Edythe Broad-funded philanthropies and family office since 2002. She created The Broad Foundation’s first legal department and has been a key advisor on major strategic and charitable initiatives. Most notably, Kanter oversaw the financing, development and construction of The Broad museum and Otium restaurant. She also directs legal and related business matters for Broad entities.
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