Glenn Kaino. Photo: Glenn Kaino Studio

Hammer Museum Appoints Three New Board Members

The Hammer Museum in Los Angeles announced today that it has elected three new board members. Long-standing collector and arts patron Linda Janger will join the board of directors, and artist Glenn Kaino and businessman and former trustee Dean Valentine will join the board of overseers.

“At this pivotal moment of growth for the Hammer, I am thrilled to welcome Linda to the museum’s board,” board chair Marcy Carsey said. “She has been a passionate champion of the museum for years, and brings with her a keen understanding of our history as well as our goals as we move forward.”

Director Ann Philbin said, “I’m delighted that Dean Valentine is returning to the board of overseers. His great experience and insight as an adventurous contemporary collector offer an informed perspective during this exciting period.”

Kaino, cofounder of Deep River Gallery in Los Angeles, joins fellow artists and board members Barbara Kruger and Lari Pittman. Kaino represented the US in the Thirteenth International Cario Biennale, participated in the 2004 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and was featured in the Twelfth Lyon Biennial in France. He was a founding board member of LAXART, the Mistake Room, and Fathomers. Kaino also served as the chief creative officer of Napster 2.0 and cofounded the performance art duo A.BANDIT with Derek DelGaudio.