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Adam Lerner to Lead the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver

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MCA DENVER and The Lab at Belmar to Join Forces

The MCA DENVER Board of Trustees announced that Adam Lerner has been selected as the new Director for the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.

After an exhaustive six month nationwide search that reviewed numerous candidates from prestigious institutions across the country, Lerner was selected for his curatorial expertise and unique ability to advance MCA DENVER’s vision to engage broad audiences in exploring art and ideas. He is a frequent speaker and consultant to prestigious art institutions and museums across the country, focusing on eliminating the traditional boundaries between curation and education in contemporary art.

Lerner is currently the Executive Director at The Laboratory of Art and Ideas at Belmar in Lakewood and was previously Master Teacher for Modern and Contemporary Art at the Denver Art Museum. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and his Masters from Cambridge University.

"We’re thrilled to have Adam on board. He’s nationally recognized as a leading innovator and he has helped redefine the 21st century museum experience, " said MCA DENVER Board Vice President and Search Committee Chair Alan Becker.

Sue Cannon, Founder and Trustee Emerita of MCA DENVER, expressed her confidence in this selection, saying, "knowing Adam, and having witnessed him do such a great job at The Lab, I know he will also do an outstanding job at MCA DENVER."

In addition to Lerner’s appointment at MCA DENVER, the Boards of Trustees of MCA DENVER and The Lab at Belmar have agreed to merge the two institutions integrating The Lab at Belmar’s renowned programming into MCA DENVER.

"MCA DENVER’s ability to engage the community and advance Denver as an innovative center for art and culture will be greatly enhanced by these two institutions joining forces under Adam’s expertise, " said MCA DENVER Board Chair Mark Falcone.

MCA DENVER will continue to inspire and challenge audiences about art of our time with its rotating exhibits and will begin to incorporate The Lab’s educational programming beginning summer, 2009.

MCA DENVER: mcadenver.org/

The Lab at Belmar: belmarlab.org/

Adam Lerner

Adam is nationally recognized as a leading innovator in redefining the museum experience, frequently serving as a consultant to museums across the country. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and his Masters from Cambridge University.

CONTACT: 
Daniele Robson, Communications Manager of MCA DENVER, +1-303-298-7554

Web Site: mcadenver.org/

 

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