Arts & Culture Series - A Conversation with Derrick R. Cartwright, Incoming Director, Seattle Art Museum

Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle
Registration:  11:30 a.m. | Luncheon & Program: 12:15 – 1:30 p.m.


Advance registration for this event has closed. A limited number of tickets may be sold at the door or by calling 206.682.7395.


Derrick R. Cartwright


Derrick R. Cartwright,
New Director,
Seattle Art Museum

Marcie Sillman

Moderated by:

Marcie Sillman,
KUOW 94.9 FM

In May of 2009, Seattle Art Museum (SAM) announced Derrick R. Cartwright as the Museum’s new Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director. Prior to SAM, Cartwright was Executive Director at the San Diego Museum, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and director of the Musée d'Art Américain Giverny in France. Mr. Cartwright succeeds Mimi Gates who retired on June 30, 2009 after 15 years as the museum’s director.

Charlie Wright, chair of the search committee and SAM Trustee, credits Cartwright's "bold vision" for the future of SAM. What is that vision? What are his thoughts on SAM's recent accomplishments, and where does the museum go from here? What is the role of the museum in the community? What is Cartwright most looking forward to as director? Bring your own questions and join us as we meet - and welcome - Derrick R. Cartwright. It's exciting to note that this will be Mr. Cartwright's first public appearance in our community!

Thanks to our -

Event Chair: Martha Aldridge

Co-presenting organizations: 4Culture, ArtsFund, Humanities Washington, Leadership Eastside, Museum of History and Industry, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Arts & Lectures, Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs and Washington State Arts Commission.


October 20th, 2009 11:30 AM   through   1:30 PM
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
United States
Select price level
CityClub Members - Luncheon $ 40.00
Guests & Co-Presenters - Luncheon $ 45.00
General Public - Luncheon $ 50.00
CityClub Members - Coffee & dessert only (while available) $ 12.00
Guests & Co-Presenters - Coffee & dessert only (while available) $ 15.00
General Public - Coffee & dessert only (while available) $ 18.00

Help spread the word

Please help us and let your friends, colleagues and followers know about our page: Arts & Culture Series - A Conversation with Derrick R. Cartwright, Incoming Director, Seattle Art Museum

You can also share the below link in an email or on your website.