“Bart Showalter brings a strong affinity for Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and great expertise in intellectual property law to our Board,” says Robert A. Kret, Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.
Santa Fe, New Mexico (PRWEB) December 03, 2014
The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum welcomes Barton E. Showalter, partner and firm-wide chair of the Intellectual Property Department of Baker Botts L.L.P. of Dallas, Texas to its Board of Trustees.
“Bart Showalter brings a strong affinity for Georgia O’Keeffe’s work and great expertise in intellectual property law to our Board,” says Robert A. Kret, Director of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. “Throughout his career he has also maintained a significant expertise in technology and a wealth of experience as a Trustee of other cultural organizations. We are delighted to have this esteemed member of the Dallas community working on behalf of the Museum.”
“I am honored to join the great team working for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, the only museum in the United States dedicated to an internationally-known woman artist,” Showalter says. “I look forward to helping support and develop this unique institution.”
Showalter’s practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law, with a particular emphasis on patent litigation, procurement and licensing in the electronics, telecommunications and software fields. With broad experience in a number of areas, Showalter provides strategic counsel to clients developing innovative computer software, semiconductor devices, optical systems, data networks, wireless infrastructure and many other technologies.
In addition, for over 16 years, Mr. Showalter has served as an adjunct professor in intellectual property law at Southern Methodist University. Showalter’s non-profit work includes membership on the Governing Board of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, where he has served on its executive committee for several years. He also serves on the Board of the Dallas Theater Center.
Showalter holds a J.D. (cum laude) from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas and an M.S. and B.S. in aerospace engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.
The Museum is currently exhibiting “Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line / Trazando una Línea Cosmopolita,” open until January 18, 2015, and “Georgia O’Keeffe: Ghost Ranch Views,” until March 22, 2015.
ABOUT GEORGIA O’KEEFFE MUSEUM:
To inspire all current and future generations, the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum preserves, presents and advances the artistic legacy of Georgia O’Keeffe and modernism through innovative public engagement, education, and research. Opened in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1997, the Museum counts O’Keeffe’s two New Mexico homes as part of its extended collection. The Museum’s collections, exhibitions, research center, publications and educational programs contribute to scholarly discourse and serve a diverse audience. For more information, please visit http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/
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