J. Edward Barth.

Oklahoma City Museum of Art Names J. Edward Barth Board Chair

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s board of trustees announced the appointment of J. Edward Barth as its new board chair. Barth will succeed Judge Jerome A. Holmes, who completed a two-year term.

“I am honored to begin my service during the museum’s fifteenth year in downtown Oklahoma City,“ said Barth. ”We are looking forward to another incredible year of exhibitions including the current Kehinde Wiley retrospective that opened recently to a wonderful response from our members and the community. It has been exciting to see our membership and visitor base grow as downtown Oklahoma City has become a magnet for dwellers, workers, and visitors. The museum’s exhibitions and programming have been integral to this new energy. It is a great time to be part of the Oklahoma City Museum of Art.”

Barth has more than thirty years of experience in law and currently represents clients around the world for Andrew Davis. Barth serves as the chair of the committee on admissions and grievances for the US District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, and as president of the Historical Society for the United States District Court of the Western District of Oklahoma. He is involved in several nonprofit and charitable organizations, including the Oklahoma Philharmonic Society, the Oklahoma Humanities Council, and the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Barth was chairman of Oklahoma City Citizen Oversight Board for Metropolitan Area Projects from 1994 to 2004 and a former president and director of leadership for Oklahoma City.