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Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014 - Canvassed | Art & culture

San Diego Museum of Art lays off four employees

Balboa Park institution eliminates positions to balance the budget

By Kinsee Morlan
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The San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) recently laid off four employees.  CityBeat heard rumors of the incident late last week and just confirmed the details this morning.  Look for a more complete piece in next week's print edition, but, for now, here's the official statement from SDMA director Roxana Velasquez: 

In an effort to assure a balanced budget, the leadership and Board of Trustees at The San Diego Museum of Art determined that several adjustments had to be made to the museum’s expenses for the current 2014 fiscal year.


Unfortunately, this resulted in the difficult decision to eliminate four positions, and make reductions in marketing budgets and select public programming.


The Museum will continue to focus on delivering excellence to San Diego and beyond, specifically in our exhibitions and educational outreach. We look forward to a significant schedule of exhibitions planned for the next two years around the 2015 Balboa Park Centennial Celebration, and will continue to be supported by our hard-working staff, highly motivated board and committed set of volunteers.


The announcement comes on the heels of a significant donation to SDMA from Conrad Prebys and Debbie Turner, who, U-T San Diego reported, recently gave the museum $1.5 million to help underwrite 2014-2016 programming.



*An earlier version of this blog post indicated that the layoffs happened last week. We're not yet sure of the exact timetable. 

 
 
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