Diane Haithman uses Culture Monster to announce the return of Gilbert Friesen and Peter Morton to the board of LA MoCA. The museum’s CEO Charles Young announced that $60m had been raised and the former trustees would be returning to the board. Morton spoke to Haithman:
What prompted his return, he said, was “confidence in Eli Broad and what he’s already done and what’s going to be done in the future. … I had drinks with Gil Friesen and Eli one evening, and I walked away from that thinking I was really impressed with Eli’s vision — I really made a decision right there. MOCA is one of the leading museums in the world in contemporary art, and I really felt like becoming part of it again.”
The museum also announced the election of two new trustees — Lilly Tartikoff, president of H. Beale Co., which produces film and television, and Nancy Marks, an arts and education supporter who previously served on the boards of American Ballet Theatre and the Baryshnikov Dance Foundation, among others. Their appointments bring to seven the number of trustees newly elected to MOCA’s board this year. Other recently appointed trustees include Carolyn Powers, Darren Star and Marc I. Stern.
MOCA Announes Fundraising Milestone and New and Returning Trustees (Culture Monster)