The Honolulu Museum of Art’s June Board meeting last week turned into a celebration of Chairman Vi Loo and Vice Chairman Josh Feldman (pictured above) who stepped down from HoMA’s top two Trustee leadership roles after six years of strong museum governance. Today, Trustee Kitty Wo (pictured below, far right) becomes the new Chairman and Trustee Sharon Twigg-Smith joins her as Vice Chairman.
Since July 2013, philanthropist and educator Violet “Vi” Loo has served as Chairman of HoMA’s Board of Trustees. During her tenure she brought unwavering support and dedication through the transition of two Museum directors. Prior to serving as Chairman, Vi served as Chairman of The Contemporary Museum from 2002 to 2011, as well as Vice Chairman of HoMA from July 2011 to June 2013, helping steer the museum through the gifting and acquisition of The Contemporary Museum (TCM) in 2011 and championing contemporary art. Throughout the years, Vi has established a lasting impression and legacy at the Honolulu Museum of Art that will serve our children, community, and global audiences for years to come.
Since 2008, Josh, President and CEO of Tori Richard Ltd., has been a staunch supporter of HoMA, bringing his business acumen and marketing savvy to the Museum in so many different ways. Josh served as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2013 and has served on the Finance, Governance & Nominating, and Strategic Task Force Committees.
In recognition of their hard work, commitment and legacy, HoMA deputy director Allison Wong presented Vi and Josh with exquisite sculptural ceramic pieces by Hawai‘i artist Christopher Edwards, whose work has been featured at HoMA at First Hawaiian Center. Following the meeting, trustees and staff honored Vi and Josh at the HoMA café.