November 8, 2012

Regarding the Nov. 4 Sunday Arts article “Corcoran’s board slow to create a new vision”:

One has to credit the Corcoran trustees (many of whom have been influential in the local arts scene) for their dedicated service and substantial monetary contributions to the gallery and school over the years. However, the aim of creating a new vision has to be accompanied by the entertaining of new ideas that transcend the obvious alternatives.

I was struck by the commonalities of current voting board members: no member under 45, all relatively wealthy. While having trustees who have deep pockets or political influence is the sine qua non of most boards, perhaps including young aspiring artists, architects, experts in online education or city planners (to name a few possibilities) would inject new perspectives.

Linda Dunyan, Washington