The Board of Directors for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has chosen Don Bacigalupi as the museum's first president. Bacigalupi, whose appointment will be effective on January 15, 2015, brings over 20 years of museum development and educational experience to the position.
In a statement on the museum's website, George Lucas offered his opinion on the choice:
“Don shares my vision for building an education-focused, world-class museum that expands public understanding and appreciation of narrative art,” said George Lucas, Founder and Chairman of the Lucas Museum. “Don’s decades of experience include a proven track record for building a museum from inception, and he recognizes that community partnerships and multidimensional programming are critical to ensuring a museum’s long-term impact.”
Prior to this appointment, Bacigalupi was the president of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. He had this to say about his new position with the Lucas Museum:
“I am honored and excited to be joining the Lucas Museum as its Founding President, and I look forward to working with George and the Board to bring to life an inspiring museum that will expand our awareness and appreciation of the central role of narrative art in our culture,” said Bacigalupi. “My hope is that the Lucas Museum will educate and engage millions of visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore new creative frontiers. I'm eager to collaborate with Chicago's many outstanding cultural institutions as we work to create an unprecedented experience for residents and visitors alike.”
For more information about Don Bacigalupi and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, please visit lucasmuseum.org.
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