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Apr 11, 2018Lucas Museum Announces Acquisition of Norman Rockwell’s 'Shuffleton’s Barbershop'
Mar 14, 2018Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Officially Breaks Ground
Jan 10, 2017Lucas Museum Plans to Build in Los Angeles
Jun 24, 2016Lucas Museum of Narrative Art Withdraws from Chicago
Jun 16, 2016Lucas Museum Names Arne Duncan to Board of Directors
Oct 29, 2015Lucas Museum Appoints First Deputy Director
Nov 17, 2014Lucas Museum Names Founding President
In the News
Jan 12, 2017
Vogue MagazineGeorge Lucas’s New Museum Is About a Lot More Than Star Wars
Jan 11, 2017
Washington PostWhy George Lucas’s new museum has a crucial mission that goes way beyond Star Wars
Jan 11, 2017
The GuardianGeorge Lucas's LA museum brings new hope to art's storytellers
Jan 5, 2017
Los Angeles MagazineWhy Los Angeles Deserves the George Lucas Museum
Dec 17, 2016
Los Angeles TimesEditorial: George Lucas should pick Los Angeles for his new and unconventional museum
Aug 30, 2016
San Francisco ChronicleAn exclusive first look into the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Lucas Museum Founding President Don Bacigalupi is a visionary leader in the development and creation of major new museums and museum expansions. He brings more than 20 years of experience in innovative museum management, collection and exhibition development and inspired educational programming to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Bacigalupi will build and lead the team at the Lucas Museum, creating a pioneering institution in the presentation and exploration of narrative art.
Most recently, Bacigalupi served as the President and Executive Director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, where he led all aspects of the museum’s planning, development and construction leading to its opening in 2011, and beyond. Prior to joining Crystal Bridges, Bacigalupi served as President, Director and CEO of the Toledo Museum of Art, where he oversaw the construction and opening of its world-renowned Glass Pavilion. He previously served as the Executive Director of the San Diego Museum of Art.
Bacigalupi earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in art history from the University of Texas at Austin. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Association of Art Museum Directors and the National Committee of the International Council of Museums. A respected scholar and seasoned lecturer both domestically and abroad, he has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards and was a 1996 fellow at the Getty Trust.
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Deputy Director Judy Kim brings an unparalleled museum knowledge and skillset to the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Her experience and perspective will help guide the Museum during these formative times and well into the future.
Working with the Museum President, Kim will be responsible for a significant scope of early stage planning and strategic management to ensure the Lucas Museum’s successful development, construction, staffing, launch and ongoing programming and operations. She will also be involved in recruiting and hiring a talented team to advance the Museum’s development and programming.
Previously, as Director of Affiliates and Abu Dhabi Project Operations for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, Kim led strategic thinking for the planned museum in the United Arab Emirates. She was also responsible for all daily management between the Guggenheim in New York and its affiliate museums in Europe. Prior to her work at the Guggenheim, Kim served as Head of Exhibitions Division at the Brooklyn Museum where she oversaw all aspects of the museum’s exhibitions program, managed multiple project-based teams, developed future projects and curated contemporary exhibitions, as well as serving as in-house curator for major traveling exhibitions.
Kim has held curatorial positions at the American Federation of Arts, New York; the Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; and, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in art history with honors from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her master’s degree in curatorial studies in contemporary art and culture from the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, where she was a CCS fellow. She has also studied at the Getty Leadership Institute, The Museum Leadership Institute.
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