CLMA names Martin Betz as new executive director

Martin Betz was recently named Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s new executive director. Photo/courtesy Isabel Delgado-Betz

The Claremont Lewis Museum of Art’s board of directors recently announced Martin Betz as its new executive director.

“I am truly excited by this unique opportunity to give back to a community that was so influential to my outlook on the world,” Betz wrote in a statement.

Betz, son of world-renowned scholar and philosopher Hans Dieter Betz, immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1964. He showed interest in art at an early age and became passionate about ceramics while at Claremont High School. After graduating CHS and then California State University, Fullerton, he went to Claremont Graduate University and received his Master of Fine Arts degree in experimental film and sculpture.

Betz has served in a variety of roles in museums and concert production. Before CLMA, Betz served as interim executive director of Mendocino Art Center. He is known to consult with his wife, Eszter Delgado, on projects by Single Tree Arts.

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