Glassman named to Crystal Bridges board

by The City Wire staff ( 16 views 

Elizabeth Glassman, CEO and president of the Terra Foundation for American Art, has recently been appointed to the board of directors of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

“From the first time I met Alice Walton, I deeply admired her vision for a museum of American art and her commitment to building and presenting a collection that would resonate with equal vigor to regional, national and international audiences,” Glassman said. “The tremendous success Crystal Bridges has enjoyed in just over a year is a testament to unparalleled dedication and leadership. I look forward to working closely with them to help the museum continue to its trajectory of success.”

Since joining the Terra Foundation in 2001, Glassman has led the organization in developing and launching its expanded grant program, which has since awarded approximately $45 million for some 450 exhibitions and scholarly programs in more than 30 countries.

Glassman also oversees the Foundation’s renowned collection of American art, which continues to grow and be shown at venues across the world.

“Liz has been a wonderful adviser and confidant on a casual basis throughout the progress and development of Crystal Bridges,” said Alice Walton, board chair. “She'll be an excellent fit to bring additional professional expertise and counsel.”

Crystal Bridges president and board member Don Bacigalupi said Crystal Bridges has collaborated closely with the Terra Foundation.

“Her knowledge of American art and dedication to furthering the scholarship of American art history will make her an invaluable addition to our board. We are looking forward to working with her and welcome her extensive expertise,” Bacigalupi said.