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LA MoCA Adds Four New Trustees

Four new trustees have joined the board at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Deborah Vankin. They are former Dodgers president Jamie McCourt, heiress and philanthropist Aileen Getty, investor and philanthropist Andrew Nikou, and art collector Chara Schreyer.

McCourt serves on the board and finance committee of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as well as the board for the Center Pompidou Foundation in France. The granddaughter of J. Paul Getty, Aileen Getty lives in LA and is an advocate for AIDS causes and the homeless. Nikou runs a private equity firm, OpenGate Capital. And Schreyer is a collector who owns works by Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, and Ed Ruscha, among others.

Noted Philippe Vergne, the museum’s director: “Civic, aesthetic, and savvy, these are our new board members.”

As was noted earlier, the artists John Baldessari, Barbara Kruger, Catherine Opie and Ed Ruscha all left the LA MoCA board in 2012, having become disillusioned by then-director Jeffrey Deitch’s lead. They all rejoined when Vergne took on the job, with the exception of Ruscha.