Marc Albert, CCAS BA ’70, LAW JD ’73, a partner in Stinson Leonard Street LLP’s Washington, DC office, has been appointed to the board of the George Washington University Museum, which is set to open in the fall of 2014.
Albert will serve as co-chair of the Museum’s board, along with Bruce P. Baganz, president of The Textile Museum board of trustees. GW President Steven Knapp appointed Albert to the board, which includes art and museum collection experts, art historians and other professionals.
“I am most grateful to Dr. Knapp for giving me the opportunity to join the board and to work with a group of individuals who are committed to the success of the museum and the future of the arts community in Washington,” said Albert. “Bruce and the board are helping build an institution that will firmly establish GW as the center of arts and education in the city and the region.”
The new museum near the corner of 21st and G Street is being custom-built for both the GW museum and the Textile Museum. In addition to housing the Textile Museum, the museum will also serve as the permanent home for the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection. This collection contains artifacts central to the founding of the District. The museum is part of GW’s efforts to enhance the role of the arts in DC and among its students.
Albert currently serves on the board of the World Affairs Council of Washington, DC. He is an amateur thespian, serving as honorary producer for four productions at the main stage at GW. He is scheduled to perform this spring in GW’s production of “Cradle Will Rock.”
Albert earned law and undergraduate degrees from GW, as well as a master’s degree in taxation from Georgetown University.