St. Louis, Missouri, 20 April 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).
The Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) of St. Louis, in the state of Missouri, announced it had hired Lisa Melandri as director. This appointment ensues from a recruitment operation carried out during five months
A graduate in art history of Harvard University, Lisa Melandri was, until 2001, artistic director for the Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design of Philadelphia, before becoming deputy director for exhibitions and programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art in California. She played an active role in this museum’s development, increasing its annual budget up to $ 2.2 million according to the press release, and organizing important exhibitions. David Obedin, president of the board of directors of the CAM St. Louis, shared his hope of witnessing with the appointment of Lisa Melandri “an exciting new chapter of growth and development” for the CAM St. Louis.
The post of director of the CAM St. Louis was available since December 2011, date at which the director, Paul Ha, left to manage the Visual Arts Center of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dwyer Brown, member of the museum’s board of directors, is standing in for until August 2012, date at which Lisa Melandri will take up her post.