New trustees elected to board of Philadelphia museum

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Museum of Art has announces the election of seven new members to its Board of Trustees: Andrea M. Baldeck, Kimberly H. Gray, Anne F. Hamilton, Larry Magid, Bonnie McCausland, Ajay Raju, and Marsha Rothman.

“We are honored to welcome to the board such talented and dedicated new members,” noted Constance H. Williams, chairwoman of the board. “These highly esteemed individuals have a deep commitment to Philadelphia and its arts community, and we look forward to benefiting from their engagement with the museum and the contributions they will make to the governance of this institution as we consider how to serve the community and the field in new and innovative ways.”

Andrea M. Baldeck is a physician, musician, and photographer. She spent more than twelve years working as an internist and anesthesiologist at hospitals in the Philadelphia area, as well as with Project Hope and the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Haiti. She is a member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Friends of the Alfred Stieglitz Center, serves on the Museum’s East Asian Art and Indian and Himalayan Art committees, and is a leading supporter of the museum’s East Asian collection, especially in the areas of acquisitions, conservation and endowment.

Kimberley H. Gray is an artist. She holds BS and MFA degrees from the Philadelphia College of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, respectively. Interested in programs that make the arts accessible to the broadest audience, she subsequently returned to school to pursue a career in art therapy, earning a master’s degree in the field from Hahnemann University. Gray serves as president of the Gray Charitable Trust, which has provided significant support to the museum. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, she serves on advisory committees for the library as well as the department of contemporary art.

Anne F. Hamilton is a dedicated community leader and volunteer whose contributions have profoundly benefitted children, education, arts and culture, and animals, among many other causes. She is a board member of the Academy of Music, Agnes Irwin School, Dragonfly Forest and the Philadelphia Antiques Show, and is founder and chair of the Newport Antiques Show. She holds a bachelor of arts degreee from Boston University.

Larry Magid is an internationally recognized concert promoter and Broadway producer. He is a Temple alumnus; the university recently awarded him an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Magid has served on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Mayor’s Arts Council Advisory Board (Philadelphia) and is founder and chairman emeritus of the Philadelphia Music Alliance and the North American Concert Promoters Association. He and his wife, Barbara “Mickey” Magid, serve on the board of the Magid Foundation. The Magids are collectors of American modern art and contemporary craft.

An alumna of Tufts University, Bonnie F. McCausland is president of the McCausland Foundation, and the founder of Operation Home and Healing, a nonprofit organization that offers counseling and support services to military veterans and their families. She is a dedicated member of the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which each year provides leadership financial support for museum initiatives, and serves on the group’s Craft Show Committee. Mrs. McCausland and her husband, Peter, collect marine paintings and decorative art.

Ajay Raju serves as a member of the Executive Committee and the Global Leadership Team at Reed Smith LLP and is managing partner of the firm’s Philadelphia office. He holds BS and JD degrees from Temple University and is recognized as a leading authority on the business, legal, and cultural issues arising from India’s emergence as a global power. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Mr. Raju is a member of the Corporate Executive Board and of the Indian and Himalayan Art Committee.

Marsha W. Rothman is a longtime member of the Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, having served as its president for fiscal years 2011 through 2013, and as an ex officio member of the Museum’s Board of Trustees and of its Costume and Textiles Committee. She also chaired the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show in 1999. Mrs. Rothman holds degrees from the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nursing and the Pennsylvania Hospital School of Nurse Anesthesia. She and her husband, Dr. Richard H. Rothman, are board members of the Marsha and Richard Rothman Family Foundation.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is among the largest museums in the United States, with a collection of more than 227,000 works of art and more than 200 galleries presenting painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural settings from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.


Philadelphia Museum of Art. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Philadelphia Museum of Art. Image courtesy of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.