Maxwell L. Anderson joins NewCities Board of Trustees

This Autumn, we’re excited to welcome a new member to our Board of Trustees: Maxwell L. Anderson, The Eugene McDermott Director of the Dallas Museum of Art.

A key figure in the flourishing Dallas Arts District, Max Anderson played a crucial role in orchestrating this year’s NewCities Summit, which we held in the District’s Winspear Opera House on June 17 – 19.

As director of the Dallas Museum of Art, Max Anderson has raised tens of millions of dollars for the museum’s endowment and special projects. He is also Chairman of the Dallas Arts District Foundation, and, together with our Chairman John Rossant, co-chairs the Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN), an affiliate organization of NewCities.

At this year’s NewCities Summit, the GCDN curated a strand of culture-related presentations and workshops, bringing together luminaries from across the world. Max chaired the Cultural Capital plenary session, discussing the role that arts and culture play in re-imagining the city of tomorrow. Watch the full session video here!

Max received an A.B. from Dartmouth College with highest distinction in art history (1977), and A.B. (1978) and PhD. (1981) degrees in art history from Harvard University, after which he worked as a curator of Greek and Roman art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art until 1987. Since 1987 he has directed a total of five museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He will bring valuable, sector-specific expertise to our Board, sharing our ambition to build more dynamic, creative and inclusive cities. We look forward to working closely with him as we plan our future events and projects.

View our full list of Trustees here.

Watch the highlights movie from our New Cities Summit in Dallas here.


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