Irvin Lippman, Executive Director, Boca Raton Museum of Art, 501 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, Florida 33432, USA.
Irvin's Full Bio:
Irvin Michael Lippman is Executive Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, a position he has held since 2014. He received his BFA from the University of Denver, and an MA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin. His more than forty-year museum career began in the Education Department at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (1975-1983). He went on to be the Public Affairs Manager and then Assistant Director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth, Texas (1984-1994). In 1994 he became the Executive Director of the Columbus (Ohio) Museum of Art (until 2002); and in 2003, he was appointed Executive Director of the Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale (retiring in 2012), after which he returned to live in his native Texas. He came out of retirement for what was going to be a short-term interim position in Boca Raton that has turned into an enjoyable, fulfilling and surprisingly creative capstone to his career. He was honored in 2015 by the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County as Outstanding Cultural Leader. He chairs the Boca Raton Art in Public Places Board.
Lippman is married to William J. Harkins and together they live with their two English bulldogs near the ocean in Boca Raton.
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