The San Diego Art Institute has a new leader at the helm.
Jacqueline Silverman will step in as executive director of the Balboa Park institution, taking the place of Ginger Shulick Porcella. Porcella is credited with successfully turning the San Diego Art Institute into a key player in the local art scene.
Not everyone liked the changes Porcella made, but those who did became passionate supporters who want to see the institute continue down its path of becoming a well-regarded contemporary art museum that showcases cutting-edge art with a focus on artists living in San Diego and Tijuana.
In a press release about the new appointment, Silverman made sure to signal to those supporters that she’d be carrying Porcella’s torch.
“I’m thrilled about continuing the trajectory created by Ginger and sustained so successfully by the staff since her departure,” she wrote.
Not everyone, though, was thrilled by the SDAI board of directors’ choice.
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“Today Lissa Corona was removed from the position of interim director at the San Diego Art Institute and replaced with a white woman without ties and experience at the San Diego Art Institute,”
Nice to know that being judged by the content of one's character rather than the color of one's skin hasn't become popular here yet.