The Riverside Art Museum wishes to announce the resignation of MJ Abraham as the Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum
The Riverside Art Museum wishes to announce the resignation of MJ Abraham as the Executive Director of the Riverside Art Museum, the largest private, non-profit art museum in the Inland Empire.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board President Susan Simonin states, “we are very grateful for the leadership and commitment Abraham has shown as the Museum’s Director over the past three years. The Board will appoint a committee to conduct a national search for Abraham’s replacement and will strive to find someone as capable, energetic, and dedicated as MJ to continue the work underway.”
Abraham states, “I am very excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. Serving as Director of the Riverside Art Museum has been an amazing experience which has allowed me to see first-hand the serious challenges that non-profit arts organizations face today. It is rewarding to know that I have contributed to advancing the museum’s mission and helped create opportunities for local arts and culture to flourish”.
During her tenure at RAM, Abraham worked closely with the staff, board, volunteers, artists, and community leaders to move the museum forward during the worst economy since the great depression. In true Abraham style, new and creative ideas and partnerships were created and implemented. Her leadership and entrepreneurial skills has been instrumental in generating new sources of income, retaining savings, and producing diverse and highly-acclaimed exhibitions and programs. Strategic thinking, collaborations, and innovative partnerships have clearly established the Museum as a leader for the arts in the region.
Although Abraham’s museum responsibilities end November 30, as a Life Member of the museum she intends to continue to support its mission. MJ will truly miss the museum and states, “I have confidence in the Board of Trustees to create a solid vision for the Museum, and in the dedicated and talented staff and volunteers who will work to make this vision a reality.”