Kimbell Art Museum’s Malcolm Warner named Executive Director of Laguna Art Museum

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LAGUNA BEACH, CA.- The Board of Trustees of Laguna Art Museum announced today that Malcolm Warner, deputy director at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, has been appointed executive director of Laguna Art Museum. Warner will assume his position January 3, 2012. “I am so pleased to have an executive director who is an internationally recognized scholar, arts leader, and an individual who is beloved by the local community he currently serves. Malcolm Warner is the ideal executive director to lead Laguna Art Museum due to his historical art background coupled with his desire to engage contemporary art and artists. He will continue the museum’s dedication to quality programming with a focused examination of California art while also broadening and deepening access and engaging the local community,” said Robert Hayden III, president of the Board of Trustees. Warner joined the Kimbell Art Museum ten years