Lynda Roscoe Hartigan
The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director and CEO
This is your museum! Welcome.
Museums offer us an environment in which people, ideas, life experiences, and feelings can come together across time, place, and cultures. We seek out art and creative expression to feel grounded, to feel awe, and, yes, to question and understand who we are and who we can become through our shared humanity.
It is a tremendous honor to lead PEM, an organization whose focus on creativity, cultural understanding, and innovation is more relevant and needed than ever. This is a pivotal moment for museums to stimulate conversation and connection with empathy, courage, and credibility. I invite you to explore our complex, rapidly changing world through the power of the arts and cultural expression.
I look forward to seeing you in the galleries—or at a virtual event—soon!