(Los Angeles, June 17, 2019)—The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) is pleased to announce the election of Colleen Bell, Mellody Hobson, and Robbie Robinson to its board of trustees. The appointment brings the total number of voting trustees to 51, in addition to 13 individuals honored as life trustees.

“The arrival of our new trustees comes at a pivotal time for the museum, as our building campaign and our community outreach gain momentum,” said Michael Govan, CEO and Wallis Annenberg Director. “LACMA’s board members are deeply invested in developing artistic and cultural resources for L.A. County and beyond.”

From the New Trustees

“Under Michael Govan’s leadership, LACMA has established itself as a forward-thinking institution that brings new and challenging ideas to the forefront,” said Colleen Bell. “This spirit of experimentation makes LACMA a place of creativity and dialogue, melding art, technology, film, fashion, and more. I am excited and honored to return to the LACMA board and look forward to the future of this important cultural institution particularly at this moment.”

Mellody Hobson said, “LACMA is deeply dedicated to scholarship, engagement, and education. The museum’s ambitious building project encapsulates its thoughtful, democratic approach in bringing art to every person in the region, and I look forward to being a part of the museum’s transformation as it continues to anchor L.A.’s vibrant cultural landscape.

“I am pleased to join this group of civic leaders who are committed to supporting LACMA and Michael Govan’s broad vision of bringing a modern arts center to life through impactful investment and a deep connection with the communities it serves,” said Robbie Robinson.