Amy Sherald. Photo: Christopher Myers.

Amy Sherald Joins Baltimore Museum of Art as New Trustee

The Baltimore Museum of Art announced that contemporary artist and Baltimore resident Amy Sherald has been elected as its newest trustee. Sherald, who was recently commissioned to paint Michelle Obama’s portrait, will officially take her board seat on February 20. She joins thirty-nine other active trustees in guiding the institution.

“As we develop a new strategic plan, it is important to have the voice of artists like Amy on the BMA’s board of trustees,” director Christopher Bedford said. “Amy will bring a unique perspective to museum leadership, one that not only draws on her career as one of today’s most important artists, but also on her ties to the city of Baltimore itself.”

Commenting on her new post, Sherald said, “The BMA is pioneering the way for institutions to become more inclusive by championing contemporary artists from all walks of life. I am honored to be able to have a voice in helping move the museum forward.”