June 22, 2018

Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University Appoints Lindsay Cooper Martin Deputy Director

COLUMBUS, OHIO—Wexner Center for the Arts at The Ohio State University has named Lindsay Copper Martin deputy director. Beginning July 16, 2018, Martin will oversee the center’s administrative, operational, and advancement projects and enhance the center’s standing with the university campus, Columbus, and the art world at-large. Since 2015, she has served as director of administration of the Hammer Museum at the University of California, Los Angeles, and, for ten years prior, as a consultant for Lord Cultural Resources, where she worked with numerous institutions, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, and the Princeton University Art Museum.

“I’m thrilled to join the Wex, with its experimental spirit, visionary exhibitions, innovative performances, films, and programs, and distinguished track record that make it a leading voice in contemporary art,” Martin said. “I look forward to collaborating with staff, board, and university leadership to steward the organization as it continues this important work and serves the Ohio State and Columbus communities.”

Wexner Center director Sherri Geldin said, “Lindsay’s knowledge of the field is incredible, and she has extensive experience with strategic and operational planning for institutions similar to the Wex. From conceiving new or renovated facilities, to shaping effective administrative and advancement teams and processes, she is adept at connecting the dots across multiple functions—from data gathering and analysis, marketing, development, and patron services to the operational infrastructure required for institution-wide success. As the Wex embarks on envisioning its future amidst a re-imagined gateway to the university, Lindsay’s keen and multifaceted perspective will be an enormous asset to everyone—the Wex board and staff, as well as colleagues at The Ohio State University.”

Martin assumes the deputy directorship from Jack Jackson, who retired from the Wexner Center in April 2018 after thirteen years. In early 2019, a new director will be named to replace Sherri Geldin, who will retire after leading the center since 1993.

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