Lori Starr

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Lori Starr (born May 21, 1954) is a cultural leader who is currently the executive director of The Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, CA.[1] Prior to beginning her directorship at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, she was the Executive Director of the Koffler Center of the Arts in Toronto for seven years[2]. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President and Museum Director of the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles and Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the J. Paul Getty Trust and J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Starr also served as Vice President for Culture for the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto.

Starr has also held key management and education positions in the School of Fine Arts, University of Southern California and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and was a Rockefeller Fellow in Museum Education and Community Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Starr holds an M.A. in Art History from University of Virginia, and a B.A. in Art History from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. She is an alumna of The Museum Leadership Institute of the Claremont Graduate School.

Selected Publications and Media Projects[edit]

· “The Multinodal Institution: Going Off the Grid.” Remix: Changing Conversations in Museums of the Americas, Edited by Selma Holo and Mari-Tere Álvarez, 1st ed., University of California Press, 2016, pp. 46–50.[3]

· "The Polished Edge." Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values; Edited by Selma Holo and Marie Tere Alvarez, 1st ed. Altamira Press, 2009. Pp. 178–180.[4]

· Going to the Getty by J. Otto Siebold and Vivian Walsh, original concept proposal and publication advisor, 1997.[5]

· Advisor  on "A Concert of Wills: Making of the Getty Center," A film by Albert Maysles and Susan Froemke, 1997.

·  "American History in the Work of Robert Wilson," in Robert Wilson's CIVIL  WarS: Drawings, Models and Documentation  Belloli, Andrea P.A. and Shiela Levrant de Bretteville. 1st ed. Los Angeles: Otis Art Institue of Parsons School of Design, 1984. Print.

Selected Fellowships, Honors, and Professional Activities    [edit]

  • Advisory Board, SF Arts Education, Minnesota Street Projects, 2017—current
  • Honorary Host Committee, American Alliance for the Arts Conference, San Francisco, 2017
  • Advisory Board, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture, 2016—current
  • Board of Directors and Finance Committee, SF Travel and Tourism, 2016—current
  • Conference Co-Chair, Council of American Jewish Museums Conference, 2015
  • Council on Foundations, Washington, D.C., Communications Committee Appointee, 1998-2000
  • ArtTable, Inc. Mentored Internship Program Award, 2001
  • Huntington Library, Museum, and Gardens, Communications and Marketing Advisory Committee Appointee, 2003–2004
  • Music Center of Los Angeles County, Board of Directors, Spotlight Awards for Talented Youth, 2004–2007
  • Yiddishkeit, Los Angeles, Board of Directors, 2001
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Advisory Board, Julian C. Dixon Institute for Cultural Studies, 2005 
  • MIT Museum Loan Network, Cambridge, MA, presenter and participant "Community-focused Cataloguing Initiative (conference and publication from proceedings), 2005
  • Los Angeles County Arts Commission Award—Executive Coaching Initiative, 2005 (selected to receive executive coaching training from Hudson Institute, Santa Barbara and served as executive coach to nonprofit leaders in LA area including Inner City Arts)
  • Moderator of numerous panel discussions at the Skirball Cultural Center including program in 2006 that featured artists in the exhibition, The Jewish Identity Project: New American Photography
  • Moderator:  What Makes Art Jewish? Panel discussion with artists featured in Makor exhibition, Dortot Centre for Cultural Studies, UCLA Hillel, 2006
  • Participant by invitation: Makom Conference on Contemporary Israeli Art, Tel Aviv, 2006
  • Moderator, Toronto's Cultural Renaissance, Council of American Jewish Museums Conference, Art Gallery of Ontario, 2007  (with Gail Lord, President, Lord Cultural Resources; Matthew Teitelbaum, Director and CEO, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Piers Handling, President and CEO, Toronto International Film Festival).
  • Participant by invitation: 2007 Oyhoo Festival/Schmoozefest—creating a North American Jewish Artists Network
  • 2008 Council of American Jewish Museums Conference, Presenter, "The Israel Quandary," Magnes Museum, Chicago
  • "Working the Seamline"—an invitational two day seminar for arts leaders on presenting Israeli arts and culture in North America, UJA Federation New York, 2008
  • 2009 Schmoozefest, Presenter on Marketing for Jewish Presenters and Artists, with Arthur Cohen, President, LaPlaca Cohen, NY, UJA Federation New York
  • Elected to Steering Committee, Council of American Jewish Museums (two year term 2008 - 2009)
  • Advisory Board, International Jewish Presenter's Network, 2008
  • California Association of Museums 2014 Conference Presenter
  • Women in Business award from the San Francisco Business Journal, 2014.[6]
  • Host Committee for 2015 Council of American Jewish Museums Conference
  • Appointment to the Board of SF Travel and the Advisory Committee, 2016
  • Appointment to the Taube Philanthropy for Jewish Art and Culture, 2016

External Links[edit]

The Contemporary Jewish Museum[edit]

The Contemporary Jewish Museum: About Lori Starr

Lori Starr appointed Executive Director of San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum, Art Daily

New Director at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Getty Museum[edit]

March 98: Getty Center hits 500,000 Visitor Mark

Getty Museum Acquires Van Gogh's 'Irises,' Declines to Disclose Price

Getty Puts List of Paintings With Nazi-Era Gaps on Web

Getty Museum's Brush With Disaster Recalls Fate of Its Ancient Model

LA Times: Lori Starr

Getty Trust[edit]

The J. Paul Getty Trust and UCLA Creating Master's Program in Archeological and Ethnographic Conservation

Trip Advisor: The Getty Center

Getty Center Is More Than Sum of Its Parts, LA Times

Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values

Skirball Cultural Center / Skirball Museum[edit]

Noah's Ark

Girl Culture: Lauren Greenfield

The Jewish Identity Project, Yale University Press

The Grit Behind the Glamour of L.A. Life, Jewish Journal

Max Liebermann: From Realism to Impressionism

Skirball to exhibit Liebermann’s work, The Acorn

Max Liebermann at The Jewish Museum

Einstein at the Skirball

Koffler Centre of the Arts[edit]

Historic $20 million gift for new Koffler Centre of the Arts

Honest Threads, Iris Häussler

Artscape Announces $5 Million in Gifts and Contributions Toward Artscape Youngplace

Artful Dish

Canadian Jewish Book Award Winners, Goodreads

how good are your dwelling places, Akimbo

Israeli photographer Adi Nes mixes style, sexuality & soldiers

Toronto Gets Kinky (Friedman) - Concert for Koffler Centre May 4

Koffler Exhibit Captures Life Pre-Nazi Germany

Joshua Neustein: Margins, Contemporary art unraveling the Dead Sea Scrolls

Koffler Rocks feat. Randy Bachman, The Sadies and Melanie Fiona

Remix: Changing Conversations in Museums of the Americas, J Stor


USC Museum Institute an advocate for Pacific Rim links

Prabook: Lori Starr

Taube Philanthropies


  1. ^ Pine, Dan (2013-02-22). "Contemporary Jewish Museum names new director". J. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  2. ^ "Lori Starr departs Koffler for San Fran's Contemporary Jewish Museum - Canadian Art". Canadian Art. Retrieved 2017-07-05. 
  3. ^ Holo, Selma; Alvarez, Mari-Tere (2016-03-08). Remix: Changing Conversations in Museums of the Americas. Univ of California Press. ISBN 9780520960114. 
  4. ^ Holo, Selma; Alvarez, Mari-Tere (2009). Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780759112216. 
  5. ^ Seibold, J. Otto; Walsh, Vivian (1997). Going to the Getty: A Book about the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Getty Publications. ISBN 9780892364930. 
  6. ^ "http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/gallery/26271". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.  External link in |title= (help)