Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Positions Itself for Next Phase
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette Positions Itself for Next Phase
The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette is taking steps toward its dream for a new museum facility.
Kendall Smith II, Executive Director and CEO of The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, will transition from day-to-day management of the museum to focus on fundraising for the new center for the arts. Meanwhile, the museum has launched its search for a new Director. The search committee of seven is led by Lorie Amick.
The City of West Lafayette has offered to donate land at State Street and Tapawingo Drive for the new museum. Research and design work by Keystone Architecture has been underway since 2017.
Smith, who expects to transition to his new position by the end of the year, has led operations of the museum for 15 years.
“Thanks to Kendall, many volunteers and supporters, the museum has an enviable financial foundation,” says Rob Galbraith, the museum Board President. “Under his leadership, membership has more than doubled. Many community events were added. The Manya Fan Art Education Center was established and over 600 objects were added to the permanent collection. The museum is fortunate to have had Kendall and a very talented staff.”
Kendall will transition to the new position in January.