The Michener Art Museum in Doylestown has named the interim executive director – thereporteronline

DOILSTOWN – The James A. Mitchener Art Museum has appointed Lynn A. Molnar as interim executive director since May 16.

“The board unanimously elected Lynn Molnar, an experienced interim director with successful experience of successful interim assignments in various nonprofits,” said Michener Virginia Chairman W. Sigeti. “Lynn is familiar with the area from her previous work with the Hepatitis B Foundation in Doylestown. She grew up in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and currently lives in neighboring Pennington, New Jersey. We were delighted that she was available to give us her leadership experience as we continue to build on Michener’s strong artistic heritage and financial foundation to create an exciting vision for the future that includes laying the foundation for the future success of the CEO. ».

Molnar is the Director of Molnar Consulting and is a recognized leader in transition leaders and leadership development. She held twelve temporary management positions and oversaw the placement of eighty temporary advisers and transition advisers in large areas of New York and Boston. For more than 15 years she has played an active role in the Executive Leadership Affinity Group Alliance for Nonprofit Management, twice co-chairing. She has conducted training and coaching for interim executive directors, as well as conducted seminars on succession planning and transition managers. Molnar earned a master’s degree in business from Boston University and in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Molnar says: “I have the honor of managing the Mitchener Art Museum as interim executive director and looking forward to moving to Doylestown. I look forward to working with the Board, staff, volunteers, local businesses and the community to attract even more people to exciting exhibitions and programs by Michener. ”

Molnar was elected after a republican and regional search. The search committee was co-chaired by Jim McKinney, vice chairman and trustee of Whitney Chandar, and included additional trustees Alice Lawler and Virginia W. Sigeti, as well as Laura Turner Aigo, chief curator. Marilyn Hoffman, a staff consultant for Executive-Search from Museum Search & Reference, a recruitment firm in the Boston Metro, helped with the search.

If Molnar takes over as interim executive director, she will play a key role in setting Michener up for a new vision, strengthening his leadership and maintaining a commitment to a genuine representation of regional art, while also recognizing the diversity of the population. over the past two centuries and attracting the next generation of lifelong enthusiasts and patrons. The Board of Trustees would like to thank Gary Ellis, Chief Financial Officer, along with Laura Turner Aigo, Chief Curator, and Jason Kabilnik, Director of Construction Operations, for their excellent leadership and continued leadership at this turning point in the museum’s history. Michener is still experiencing increasing press coverage and record attendance at Keith Herring’s current exhibition: A Shining Legacy and looks forward to the fall opening of Walk this Way: Shoes from Stuart Weizmann’s Historical Shoes Collection.

Exhibitions at Michener

Keith Haring: Shining Legacy, March 12 to July 31. It features more than 100 unique and notable works from a private collection, including two rare subway drawings, complete sets of many series of icons by the artist and the head of Medusa (the largest engraving in the artist’s work).

(Re) Frame: Community Perspectives on the Michener Art Collection, June 18, 2022, March 5, 2023 historians, social workers, environmentalists, and general visitors to the museum with a view to a major overhaul of the galleries of the permanent collection in 2023.

Walk This Way: Shoes from Stuart Weizmann’s Historical Shoes Collection, from September 24, 2022 to January 15, 2023. With a focus on the women who designed, manufactured, sold and collected shoes, Walk This Way presents the history of footwear. as never before. The exhibition features more than 110 items from a collection that has been collected for decades by renowned shoe designer Stuart Weizmann and his wife, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jane Gershon Weizmann. -sands on a rock platform from London in the 1970s.

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