New Leader for Arts District Museum

The Arts District’s Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles has a new executive director: Anne Ellegood, the current senior curator at the Hammer Museum. On Wednesday, July 10, museum brass announced that Ellegood will replace Elsa Longhauser, who led the museum for 19 years, and was in charge of its 2017 move to Downtown from its previous home in Santa Monica.

“I have been a frequent visitor and avid admirer of the museum’s programs for many years, Ellegood said in a prepared statement. “ICA LA has consistently distinguished itself for its groundbreaking and distinctive exhibitions, sometimes giving artists their first museum shows, as well as thoughtful and innovative public programs and education initiatives.”

Longhauser announced her intention to retire last year, and the board of the museum at 1717 E. Seventh St. began a search for a replacement. During her time at the Hammer, Ellegood worked on numerous exhibits, including co-curating the biennial show “Made in L.A.” Ellegood starts in Downtown on Sept. 16.