The museum is pleased to announce that Charles Ackerman has made an endowment gift that names the reception hall. As a result of this gift, the museum's reception hall will now be known as the Charles S. Ackerman Hall (Ackerman Hall).
Ackerman has been a dedicated supporter of the Carlos Museum for over two decades, serving on the Advisory Board and as co-chair of the Board for ten years. He has always been a strong advocate, offering thoughtful guidance and leading by example. He began his tenure as Advisory Board chair in 2003, the auspicious year Ramesses I was returned to Egypt, and accompanied the Carlos Museum entourage to Cairo for the press conference and related activities; an amazing start as chair! Over the years his generosity has been vast, ranging from introducing the museum to colleagues and friends to supporting and attending special events as well as funding technology initiatives and important acquisitions. He has always been ready to serve the museum, in whatever capacity needed.
The reception hall is a place where the museum’s community comes together for lectures, concerts, children’s activities, poetry readings, exhibition openings, and so many special events. As a place of learning and celebration, it is now appropriately named the Ackerman Hall.