Lindsay Cooper Martin.

Wexner Center for the Arts Names Lindsay Cooper Martin Deputy Director

The Wexner Center for the Arts at Ohio State University announced today that Lindsay Cooper Martin will join the institution as deputy director. She will assume her responsibilities on July 10.

Martin comes to the center from the Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she served as director of administration for three years. Previously, she worked at Lord Cultural Resources, a global cultural consulting practice, where she collaborated with nonprofits, governments, and higher education institutions to plan and manage cultural places, programs, and resources for ten years. As the practice’s senior consultant, principal consultant, and, ultimately, managing director for the US, she worked with a variety of institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

“I’m thrilled to join the Wex, with its experimental spirit, visionary exhibitions, innovative performances, films, and programs, and distinguished track record that make it a leading voice in contemporary art,” Martin said. “I look forward to collaborating with staff, board, and university leadership to steward the organization as it continues this important work and serves the Ohio State and Columbus communities.”

Martin succeeds Jack Jackson, who retired from the center in April, after thirteen years of service. Over the next six months, outgoing director Sherri Geldin will work closely with Martin to ensure a smooth transition in leadership.

Commenting on the appointment, Geldin said, “As the Wex embarks on envisioning its future amidst a re-imagined gateway to the university, Lindsay’s keen and multifaceted perspective will be an enormous asset to everyone—the Wex board and staff, as well as colleagues at The Ohio State University.”