Moving on up
Downtown San Antonio art museum welcomes new era of executive leadership ahead of 10th anniversary
The Briscoe Western Art Museum is under new management, thanks to a dedicated president who is already well acquainted with the inner workings of the downtown San Antonio arts gem.
Former Briscoe vice president Liz Jackson has officially been promoted to the museum's president and CEO.
Former Briscoe President and CEO Michael Duchemin, Ph.D., will continue to work for the museum as an independent consultant. Both Duchemin and Jackson joined the Briscoe leadership team at the same time back in 2017. Under their combined leadership, the Briscoe's annual Night of Artist's event has become one of the top-grossing Western art exhibitions in the nation. Yes, you read that right: Not just Texas, the entire country.
Jackson brings her expertise in nonprofit development through contributed and earned income to the table, having already grown the overall earned and contributing revenue more than 220 percent during her tenure as the Briscoe's vice president.
Not only that, but the Briscoe's new president was responsible for creating and implementing the Annual Dolph & Janey Briscoe Legacy Luncheon. The purpose of the event is to honor the charitable spirit of the event's namesakes. In other words, the Briscoe is in capable hands following Duchemin's departure.
John T. Montford, Chair of the Briscoe’s Board of Directors, echoed that sentiment via an official statement: "Liz’s record of success and her contributions at the Briscoe prove that the museum is in great hands.”
He was also full of praise for the Briscoe's former president, adding, "Michael’s experience and acumen have been instrumental to our continued development. We are eager to build on that strong momentum as we celebrate our 10th anniversary later this year."
Speaking of the 10th anniversary, the Briscoe's 10th birthday is this October, and the museum will more than likely be holding a vast array of events to mark the occasion.
Jackson, who assumed her new role at the Briscoe on July 1, has already dived headfirst into strategic planning for the museum's 10th anniversary celebrations, in addition to her other job responsibilities ensuring the Briscoe's continued success.
Here's to another ten years.