New Boss

Dora Epstein Jones named new executive director of L.A.’s A+D Museum

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Courtesy Architecture + Design Museum

Los Angeles’s Architecture + Design Museum (A+D Museum) has appointed current Coordinator of General Studies Southern California Institute of Architecture Dora Epstein Jones as its new executive director. Epstein Jones will be the A+D Museum’s second executive director, filling the post left vacant by founding executive director Tibbie Dunbar, who left the museum in February 2016.

A prolific author, curator, and editor, Epstein Jones holds a Ph.D in Architectural History, Theory, and Criticism as well as an M.A. in Urban Planning, both from University of California, Los Angeles. Epstein Jones is also a fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies and the AIA American Architectural Foundation. She also currently sits on the Advisory Board for the Getty Research Institute Architecture Archive.

In a press release issued by the A+D Museum, Jones stated, “The brackets that define architecture and design in the 21st century are shifting dramatically, and at an unprecedented pace. This means that the role of the museum is that much more critical. With its move to Downtown Los Angeles Arts District in 2015, and an anticipated collaboration with the AIA Los Angeles to help create The Center, this is a pivotal time for the museum and I am honored to be entrusted with this opportunity.”

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