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LACMA adds three new trustees, including a Wynn and a Ferrell

March 24, 2011 |  3:21 pm

Wynn The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced on Thursday that it has added three new names to its board of trustees, bringing its total number of trustees to an even 50.

Joining the board is Elaine Wynn, who has served as director of Wynn Resorts since 2000 and is the former wife of Steve Wynn, the real-estate and casino entrepreneur. She also serves on the boards of the Kennedy Center for the Performing  Arts and the Library of Congress Trust Fund.

Viveca Paulin-Ferrell, an independent art auctioneer, is also joining the LACMA board. The wife of actor Will Ferrell, she has worked in various capacities with Bonhams and Butterfields, Los Angeles Modern Auctions and Santa Monica Auctions. The museum said that she and her husband are active in a number of LACMA efforts, like the Director's Circle and Collectors Committee.

The third new trustee is Gabriela Garza, an arts patron who has supported the Museo de Bellas Artes  and the Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo, both in Mexico City. In addition, Garza supported the 2008 installation of LACMA’s pre-Columbian galleries, designed by artist Jorge Pardo.

LACMA's board is led by co-chairs Terry Semel and Andrew Gordon.


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-- David Ng

Photo (top): Elaine Wynn. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Photo (bottom): Chris Burden's "Urban Light" installation at LACMA . Credit: Richard Hartog / Los Angeles Times