Official Meeting Notice

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Board of Trustees

Thursday, June 17, 2010
3:00 p.m.

Board Room
Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, California


AGENDA

ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. Calling of the Meeting to Order – Diane B. Wilsey, President
  2. Calling of the Roll

    Adolphus Andrews, Jr.
    Edward D. Baker III
    Roger Barnett
    Carol N. Bonnie
    Carol W. Casey
    Iris S. Chan
    David H. S. Chung
    Marion Moore Cope, Vice President for Annual Support
    Penny Coulter
    Belva Davis, Co-Vice President for Audience Development
    and Civic Affairs
    Juliet de Baubigny
    Denise B. Fitch
    Harrison S. Fraker, Jr.
    Karen B. Francois
    John A. Friede
    Elise Friedman
    Carlos A. Garcia
    Frankie Jacobs Gillette
    Cynthia Fry Gunn
    Wheeler S. Griffith
    Lauren Hall
    Laure Fullerton Headrick
    Gretchen Kimball
    Janet W. Lamkin
    David Lamond
    Kathryn Lasater
    Lawrence B. Low
    Monica Maduro, Co-Vice President for Audience Development
    and Civic Affairs
    Nancy McFadden
    Carl Pascarella
    Louise H. Renne
    Venetta S. Rohal
    Lisa M. Sardegna
    Arlene Schnitzer
    Susan S. Swartz
    Jim Tananbaum
    Jeana Toney
    Trevor D. Traina
    Robert T. Wall
    Diane B. Wilsey, President
    David Winton
    Lisa Zanze

    Ex-Officio Trustee Members

    Mayor Gavin Newsom

    Mark Buell, President, Recreation and Park Commission

    Absences to be Excused

    There will be an opportunity for public comment before or during each agenda item.

  3. Report of the Nominating Committee – Juliet de Baubigny, Chair

    1. Consideration and Possible Action to Elect the Following Nominees to the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco for an Initial Three Year Term

      Jason M. Fish
      Vanessa Getty
      Frederick M. Goltz
      Lucy Hamilton
      Katherine Harbin
      J. Michael Shepherd
      David Spencer

      Action

    2. Welcome New Trustees

    3. Report on Trustees Retiring from the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

      Iris S. Chan
      Marion M. Cope
      Harrison S. Fraker, Jr.
      David Winton

      Discussion
    4. Consideration and Possible Action to Re-elect the Following Trustees to a Second Three Year Term

      Edward D. Baker, III
      David H. S. Chung
      Susan Swartz
      Robert T. Wall
      Lisa Zanze

      Action
    5. Consideration and Possible Action to Re-elect the Following Trustees to a Third Three Year Term

      Adolphus Andrews, Jr.
      Carol W. Casey
      Elise Friedman
      Lauren Hall

      Action
    6. Consideration and Possible Action to Accept the Resignation of  Roger Barnett from the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

      Action
    7. Consideration and Possible Action to Elect Diane B. Wilsey to an Additional Three Year Term as President

      Action
    8. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution Setting the Number of Trustee Positions

      WHEREAS, The San Francisco Charter, Section 5.105, provides for a variable number of Trustees; and

      WHEREAS, The Charter sets the number of Trustees at no more than sixty-two, with the exact number to be set by the Board of Trustees from time to time; now, therefore, be it

      RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby set the number of Trustees at forty-six (46) until such number is changed by this Board.

      Action
  4. Report of the President – Diane B. Wilsey
    1. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve the Minutes of the April 15, 2010 Meeting of the Board of Trustees (See Appendix A – Draft Minutes)

      Action
    2. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve the Report of the May 27, 2010 Acquisitions Committee Meeting – George Hecksher, Vice President for Collections and Chair of the Acquisitions Committee (See Appendix B
      1. Resolution Authorizing the Transfer of John McLaren, 1921, by Arthur Cahill, to the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department
      2. Purchases
      3. Gifts
      4. Funded Purchases
      5. Second Step Deaccessioning

        RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby approve the appended May 27, 2010 report of
        the Acquisitions Committee of the Fine Arts Museums Foundation, including approving the transfer of John McLaren, 1921, by Arthur Cahill, to the
        San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, approving the works of art acquired through purchase and donation as gifts to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco from the Fine Arts Museums Foundation, and approving second step deaccessioning.

        Action
         
    3. Consideration and Possible Action to Change the Date and Location of the September 16, 2010 Meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in the Board Room at the Legion of Honor to September 30, 2010 in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young Museum

      RESOLVED, That due to a scheduling conflict the date and location of the Thursday, September 16, 2010 meeting of the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees in the Board Room at the Legion of Honor is changed to Thursday, September 30, 2010 in the Piazzoni Murals Room at the de Young Museum, with the time of the meeting remaining the same, namely 3:00 p.m.

      Action
    4. Other Informational Items

      Discussion
  5. Report of the Director – John E. Buchanan, Jr.
    1. Consideration and Possible Action to Approve a Loan Request (See Appendix C)

      Action
    2. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution to Transfer Funds in the Admission Fund for the Fiscal Year 2010–2011

      RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby authorize the Controller of the City and County of San Francisco to transfer monthly excess revenue over monthly admission operating expenses in the Admission Fund (2S CRF RPD) Index Code 615001 to project Program for Fine Arts Admissions Fund, Index Code 615001, on a monthly basis for the Fiscal Year 2010-2011; and, be it

      FURTHER RESOLVED, That the funds in project Program for Fine Arts Admissions Fund are to be used to reimburse the Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums for expenses incurred on behalf of the Museums.

      Action
    3. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution Acknowledging Funding Expended by the Corporation of the Fine
      Arts Museums During the Period January 1 through March 31, 2010

      WHEREAS, The Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation that exists to support the activities of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco; now, therefore, be it

      RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby acknowledge with gratitude funding in the amount of $7,823,890 expended by the Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums for operations during the period January 1 through March 31, 2010.

      Action
    4. Consideration and Possible Action to Adopt a Resolution Acknowledging Bequests of Funds Received During the Period January 1 through March 31, 2010

      RESOLVED, That the Board of Trustees of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco does hereby acknowledge the bequests of funds received during the period January 1 through March 31, 2010:

      • Walter Steinberg Revocable Living Trust, $25,000
      • Estate of Hildegard Seidel, $236,789.90

      Action
    5. Other Informational Items

      Discussion
  6. Public Comment

    Members of the public may address the Board of Trustees on items within the subject matter jurisdiction of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Speakers may address the Board for up to three minutes; the President or the Board of Trustees may limit the total comment to thirty minutes.
  7. Meeting Schedule, Future Events and Current and Future Exhibits
    (See Appendix D - List of Board and Executive Committee Meetings, Events and Exhibitions)

    Discussion
  8. Adjournment – Diane B. Wilsey, President

    Action


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Public Meeting Requirements Relating to Accessibility

The subsequent information is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); the following will be made available upon request: (1) American sign language interpreters; (2) a sound enhancement system; (3) a meeting agenda available in alternative formats; and (4) a reader during the meeting. To arrange for these services, please contact Judy Gough at (415) 750-3669 at least two working days prior to a meeting. A late request will be honored if possible. Minutes of the meeting will be made in alternative formats upon request. Meeting agendas are available on the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco website, www.thinker.org.

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If you are unable to attend the meeting, you may submit written comments to Judy Gough, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, de Young, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA, 94118-4501. Public documents referred to in the agenda may be inspected at the Administrative Offices of the Fine Arts Museums located at the de Young, Golden Gate Park, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, San Francisco, CA, 94118-4501. Please contact Judy Gough at (415) 750-3669 to make arrangements. If any materials related to an item on this agenda have been distributed to the Board of Trustees after distribution of the agenda packet, those materials are available for public inspection at the de Young Museum, 50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive, Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco, during normal office hours.

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