Dr. Kahr also led DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility) efforts for LACMA through its exhibitions and acquisitions, as well as through the development of programs to attract and retain staff from diverse backgrounds in the museum field. She oversaw the gallery design for LACMA’s 350,000 square-foot David Geffen Galleries, currently under construction, and secured significant funding for the project.
Last year, the Board promised to undertake a professional, thorough, and rigorous process to identify our next Executive Director, and that is exactly what they have done. Our search committee was chaired by Board Treasurer Milton Lovell and included Barbara Hyde, Nathan Bicks, Gloria Boyland, Debi Havner, James Patterson, Mat Parker, Linda Ivy-Rosser, Elliot Perry, Kaywin Feldman, and Paul Young. Their tireless hard work over the last several months deserves our deepest thanks.
The Brooks Museum’s outstanding employees, from our curatorial team to our operations and facilities staff to our marketing and development departments, have been nothing short of amazing during this time. Their professionalism and commitment to excellence made it possible for us to attract a candidate of Zoe’s quality.
From our first meeting with Zoe, it was clear that she was the ideal person for this role: eminently qualified, universally well-regarded among her peers, and excited to lead our museum forward. I cannot wait for you to meet her and join me in welcoming her to our city and our museum.