Interim Museum Director – Board Announcement
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Leedom as the Museum’s interim executive director.
As an El Paso native, Emily is deeply moved by the opportunity to foster the arts in her community. Her love of the arts started while attending Valle Verde Early College High School, where she participated in an exhibition hosted at the El Paso Museum of Art. That experience solidified her belief that art is for everyone. While earning her Bachelor’s at Simmons University, that belief merged with a passion to increase access to the arts in order to build a stronger, and more vibrant, global community.
Now at the International Museum of Art, Emily is grateful to pay her experiences forward. “Learning about the specific challenges that this institution faces and being able to work through possible solutions, (and hearing about some that are currently being implemented with great success), affirmed my belief in the potential of the IMoA. The Museum is perfectly positioned to fill many gaps in El Paso's art community. From its commitment to local artists and local history, to its international collection, I see great strength in its freedom and history. I am struck by the opportunity to connect deeper with our communities and how the museum can play a larger part in reflecting these relationships.”
She firmly believes that the IMoA is the people’s museum and envisions bringing programming and exhibits that creates a space for learning, reflection and belonging for all people. She is excited to deepen her relationships with local artists, art organizations and patrons, because she knows the IMoA would not be what it is today without your support.
Our board is looking forward to seeing you at one of our meet and greet receptions with Emily, we'll keep you posted.
Please join us in welcoming her!
IMoA Board of Directors
International Museum of Art's Mission
Our mission is to support and encourage the visual arts in El Paso and the southwest through the presentation of local, regional, and international artist exhibits, lectures, gallery talks, art education and guided tours.