Terry Semel, Brian Grazer get on board with LACMA


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The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has just received an invigorating infusion of Hollywood-style leadership -- and possibly dollars as well.

Terry Semel, the former head of Warner Bros. and Yahoo, has been elected to the position of co-chairman of LACMA’s board of trustees. Semel, who has served as a LACMA board member since 2006, will take his new position alongside Andrew Gordon, who assumed the position of chairman in 2007.


The museum also announced the election of new trustees to the board, including Brian Grazer, the Oscar-winning producer (‘A Beautiful Mind’) and co-founder of Imagine Entertainment. The board’s other new members are Gabriel Brener, head of Brener International Group, an investment company, and Dasha Zhukova, founder of the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture, a Moscow nonprofit art space.

Semel, who also serves on the board of the Paley Center for Media and the Guggenheim Museum, will help the museum oversee fundraising activities, acquisitions and the integration of the LACMA campus.

For other recent appointees to the LACMA board, read the Culture Monster story on Dodgers head honcho Jamie McCourt.

-- David Ng