The Baltimore Museum of Art has added seven new trustees to its board, including a policy analyst and congressman’s wife, a Baltimore City delegate and a nationally known contemporary artist.
Adam Pendleton leads the list in terms of artistic fame. The New York-based conceptual artist, known for his use of historical imagery and exploratory work with language, currently has paintings, collages and prints on display in the Front Room Gallery of the BMA. The youngest-ever artist to sign with the New York City’s prestigious Pace Gallery, Pendleton has exhibited his work in leading venues all over the world, including Berlin and the United Kingdom just this year and Zurich and New Orleans, among others, in 2016.
Joining him are two prominent women in Baltimore’s political sphere. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings is the president of D.C.-based policy consulting firm Global Policy Solutions, and wife to Baltimore-based Congressman Elijah Cummings. She previously worked as a faculty member with American University’s Women in Politics Institute and as vice president of research and programs for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, among other positions. She’s also mulling a run for the governor’s seat next year.
Del. Brooke Lierman has represented areas of South and Southeast Baltimore in Annapolis since 2014. When the legislature’s not in session, she works as a civil rights attorney for Brown Goldstein and Levy LLP, or does pro bono work for the Homeless Persons Representation Project and community associations with hearings before the city liquor board. Recent accolades include being named a “Rising Star” by The Daily Record and to Baltimore magazine’s “40 Under 40” list.
Also coming aboard are a handful of currently or formerly prominent professionals from around the region. Among them: Heidi Berghuis a retired financial analyst specializing in mortgage banking; BGE’s director of marketing, David Milton; Scott Schelle, a career leader in the mobile tech industry who co-founded the predecessor to Sprint PCS; and Wilma Bulkin Siegel, a retired oncologist-turned-painter who’s attracted national attention for her paintings centering on the subject of AIDS.
The BMA now has more than 45 trustees on its board. Museum director Christopher Bedford in a statement called this “an exciting time to participate” with the board “as we embark on creating a new strategic vision for the next five years.”