News Release

The Cleveland Museum of Art Elects New Member to Board of Trustees

Monday, March 8, 2021

Kelley Notaro Schreiber

The Cleveland Museum of Art
knotaro [at] clevelandart.org

CLEVELAND (March 8, 2021) —The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announced today that Manisha Ahuja Sethi has been elected to a five-year term as a standing member of the Board of Trustees.

“We are thrilled to welcome Manisha to our Board of Trustees and look forward to working with her,” stated Scott C. Mueller, chair of the Board of Trustees.

“Manisha’s extensive leadership and philanthropic experience will be a great asset to the museum as we pursue our mission of service to the community, as well as the goals of our strategic and diversity, equity and inclusion plans,” said William M. Griswold, director of the CMA.

Sethi is a director of the Ahuja Foundation and serves on the board of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. She is an emeritus trustee of UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Foundation and a former trustee of the Playhouse Square Foundation and Hathaway Brown School. She has also served on a number of committees and been involved in benefits supporting these organizations and more.

“I am pleased to join the board of the world-renowned Cleveland Museum of Art,” said Sethi. “The museum is a treasure both for our community and internationally.”

A Cleveland native, Sethi is a 1994 graduate of Hathaway Brown School and a 1998 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations with a minor in Spanish. She also holds an Associate of Science degree in graphic design from the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

Sethi and her husband, Neil, have three children.

The CMA’s board is composed of 37 local and national arts leaders who help guide and support the CMA in its mission, vision and promise. As the museum pursues the ongoing implementation of its strategic plan and its diversity, equity and inclusion plan, the election of new trustees is integral to the success of those efforts

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About the Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art is renowned for the quality and breadth of its collection, which includes more than 63,000 artworks and spans 6,000 years of achievement in the arts. The museum is a significant international forum for exhibitions, scholarship and performing arts and is a leader in digital innovations. One of the top comprehensive art museums in the nation, recognized for its award-winning Open Access program and free of charge to all, the Cleveland Museum of Art is located in the University Circle neighborhood.

The museum is supported in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and made possible in part by the Ohio Arts Council (OAC), which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts. The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally and economically. For more information about the museum and its holdings, programs and events, call 888-CMA-0033 or visit cma.org.