Introducing Bolinas Museum’s New Executive Director: An Arts Expert and Campaigner for Social Justice

Bolinas Museum
Louisa Gloger. Phto by Leah Vermulen.

Since it was founded in 1983, Bolinas Museum has engaged visitors and locals alike with its many exhibits that shine a spotlight on West Marin’s history and its talented artists, from painters to photographers to ceramicists. After nearly a decade serving as Bolinas Museum’s executive director, Jennifer Gately handed the reins to longtime Bolinas resident Louisa Gloger this year. The daughter of a family of artists, Gloger worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and the Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, as well as owning her own art consulting business before coming on board at Bolinas Museum.

As the museum prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary next year, Gloger says she’s particularly interested in how museums can do work to address issues of social justice and amplify the voices of under-represented artists and communities. “What I’m most excited about right now are the many opportunities in front of me — to create original exhibitions and programming that celebrate diverse voices, the opportunity to lean into the educational component of our mission, and to partner with like-minded individuals and organizations in the area to further enrich the lives of those who call West Marin home and those who visit this beautiful town.” We can’t wait to see what Gloger has in store.

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Lotus Abrams has covered everything from beauty to business to tech in her editorial career, but it might be writing about her native Bay Area that inspires her most. She lives with her husband and two daughters in the San Francisco Peninsula, where they enjoy spending time outdoors at the area’s many open spaces protected and preserved by her favorite local nonprofit, the Peninsula Open Space Trust.