Sue & Bud Selig
Former Commissioner of Major League Baseball Bud Selig and his wife, Sue, gave $2.5 million in March 2015 to Phoenix Art Museum. Sue Selig is on the museum’s board of trustees.
The Seligs, who live in Scottsdale, also support arts and cultural groups in their home state of Wisconsin, where before he assumed MLB’s top executive position, Selig owned the Milwaukee Brewers.
Their gift will be used toward the funding of a chief curator, who will develop an overall exhibitions and collections strategy for the museum. Recently at Phoenix Art Museum, the position of chief curator has been the responsibil- ity of the museum’s director. Making it a stand-alone position will allow the director to concentrate efforts on fundraising and expanding the international visibility of the museum.
“Bud and I truly love Phoenix Art Museum and wanted our contribution to be applied toward something that is instrumental in the growth of this won- derful institution,” says Sue Selig. “This museum holds a special place in our hearts, and we hope our contribution allows it to develop into a museum that is recognized both nationally and internationally.”
The Selig Family Chief Curator will have curatorial oversight of exhibitions, collections and programming, and will provide strategic leadership to the museum’s curatorial staff.