meet the new director of seattle art museum

CityClub’s Arts & Lecture Series presents:
A conversation with Derrick R. Cartwright, Incoming Director, Seattle Art Museum
Recommended by Jim Kelly, Executive Director 4Culture

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle
Registration: 11:30 a.m. | Luncheon & Program: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon: $35/CityClub Members | $40/Guests and co-presenters | $45/General public
Coffee & Dessert: $12/CityClub Members | $15/Guests and co-presenters | $18/General public

In May of 2009, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced Derrick R. Cartwright as the Museum’s new Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director. Prior to SAM, Cartwright was Executive Director at the San Diego Museum, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and director of the Musée d’Art Américain Giverny in France. Mr. Cartwright succeeds Mimi Gates who retired on June 30, 2009 after 15 years as the museum’s director.


Charlie Wright, chair of the search committee and SAM Trustee, credits Cartwright’s “bold vision” for the future of SAM. What is that vision? What are his thoughts on SAM’s recent accomplishments, and where does the museum go from here? What is the role of the museum in the community? What is Cartwright most looking forward to as director? Bring your own questions and join us as we meet – and welcome – Derrick R. Cartwright. It’s exciting to note that this will be Mr. Cartwright’s first public appearance in our community! Moderated by Marcie Sillman, KUOW 94.9 FM.


Thanks to–
Event Chair: Martha Aldridge
Co-presenting organizations: 4Culture, ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, Leadership Eastside, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Washington State Arts Commission