LACMA names Mark Attanasio, Bryan Lourd to board of trustees
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art said Monday that it had named three new members to its board of trustees, bringing its total board membership to 64, with 53 voting members and 11 life trustees. Among the new additions are Mark Attanasio, a co-founder of Crescent Capital, and Bryan Lourd, the uber-agent who serves as partner and managing director of Creative Artists Agency.
Attanasio serves as managing director of Crescent Capital, an L.A.-based investment firm that was founded in 1991. The company was acquired by TCW in 1995 and was split off in 2010. Attanasio is also involved in the world of professional sports, serving as principal owner of the Milwaukee Brewers and as a part owner of the Milwaukee Admirals hockey team.
LACMA said Attanasio and his wife, Debbie, have been longtime benefactors of the museum and are sponsors of the new exhibition "California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way."
Attansio has been rumored to be a potential buyer for the L.A. Dodgers baseball team. The team's former chief executive, Jamie McCourt, is also a LACMA trustee.
Lourd is one of the top talent agents in Hollywood and has served as managing director of CAA since the mid-'90s. He joins a handful of other entertainment industry types already serving on LACMA's board, including Brian Grazer and Terry Semel.
Also joining the LACMA board is Lyn Davis Lear, an activist and philanthropist who co-founded the
Environmental Media Assn. She is the wife of Norman Lear, the famed television writer and producer.
-- David Ng
Photo: A view of Chris Burden's "Urban Light" sculpture in front of LACMA. Credit: 2010 Museum Associates / LACMA