San Francisco Art Institute Board of Trustees Appoints Charles Desmarais as President

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The San Francisco Art Institute’s Board of Trustees has appointed Charles Desmarais as the President of SFAI following a national search. Currently the Deputy Director for Art at the Brooklyn Museum, Desmarais will assume his responsibilities at SFAI on August 1, 2011. Desmarais succeeds Roy Eisenhardt, who has served as Interim President since July 2010. “We are thrilled to welcome Charles Desmarais as the new President of SFAI,” said Diane Frankel, Chair of the Board of Trustees. “His broad experience brings significant management, financial, and fundraising skills and successes to our institution. In addition, Charles has played a major role in American and international art through the institutions he has led and through his writing and curatorial work.” Desmarais joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2005, overseeing all curatorial departments, conservation, collections, exhibition manage