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August 21, 2019
Paul C. Stowell, City National Bank, 702.952.4415
City National’s Paul Stowell Joins Nevada Museum of Art Board of Trustees
RENO, NV – City National Bank, Nevada’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today announced that Paul Stowell, Nevada regional executive, has joined the Board of Trustees for the Nevada Museum of Art. Stowell will serve a minimum of a three-year term and will be a member of the Museum’s Las Vegas committee responsible for the fundraising efforts and building of a new Museum facility in southern Nevada.
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Founded in 1931, the Nevada Museum of Art (the Museum) is the only art museum in Nevada accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). Co-founded by Dr. James Church, an early climate scientist, humanist, and lover of art, the Museum in its early days was run by a small group of outdoor landscape painters. Designed by internationally renowned architect Will Bruder, the present Museum facility in Northern Nevada opened in 2003 at the heart of Reno’s downtown Liberty district. The four-level, 70,000-square-foot building is inspired by geological formations in northern Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, and serves as a visual metaphor for the institution’s scholarly focus on art and environment. In 2016, the Museum began advancing its statewide presence by producing Seven Magic Mountains, a public artwork by renowned contemporary artist Ugo Rondinone. The installation near Jean Dry Lake in the desert south of Las Vegas has drawn more than one million visitors since it opened.
In April 2018, the Board of Trustees made a corporate decision to establish a Nevada Museum of Art in Las Vegas and to expand its Reno facility.
“The Nevada Museum of Art believes that becoming a statewide institution is both an opportunity and a responsibility,” said David B. Walker, CEO of the Nevada Museum of Art. “With the leadership and expertise of trustees like Paul and so many others, we will achieve our dream of creating a world class art museum in Las Vegas.’
‘For decades, the Museum has provided significant art and design experiences for the public, school-aged youth, teachers, artists, architects, designers, and scholars in Nevada. Extending these learning opportunities to the entire Nevada community is a central focus of the Museum’s educational mission. Given the growth of our region, our work has never been more crucial to the social, cultural, and economic vibrancy of Nevada,” Walker added.
Stowell joins 41 prominent Nevadans who serve on the board of the Museum. Approximately a third of the trustees reside in southern Nevada. In addition to the Las Vegas project, the museum in Reno is undertaking a significant expansion project to add an additional 50,000 square feet of space.
“It’s a real honor and a privilege to join the board of such a prominent organization like the Nevada Museum of Art and serve with such a distinguished group of business and community leaders,” said Stowell. “What David Walker and his staff are doing at the museum is absolutely amazing. The expansion plans of the museum in southern Nevada is what motivated me to want to serve on this board.”
In addition to the Nevada Museum of Art Board of Trustees, Stowell serves on a number of nonprofit boards and community groups, including Touro University Nevada, West Career and Technical Academy HSB Advisory Committee, Nevada Corporate Giving Council, past chair and board members of JDRF of Southern Nevada, past board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada, and more. Stowell also volunteers for numerous charitable causes such as Three Square’s Backpack for Kids program, the Assistance League of Las Vegas Operation School Bell, Green Our Planet’s Farmer’s Market, ONE DROP Walk for Water, Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest, and much more.
Stowell is a graduate of Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Broadcast Journalism. He has worked in the banking industry in Nevada for nearly 35 years. Prior to banking he worked for KTNV Channel 13 in Las Vegas. Stowell is married and has five children and one grandchild.
About City National
With $56.2 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 70 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $78.0 billion in client investment assets.
City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 34 other countries.
For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at cnb.com.
About Nevada Museum of Art
The Nevada Museum of Art is the only art museum in Nevada accredited by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). A private, non-profit organization founded in 1931, the Reno-based institution is supported by its membership as well as sponsorships, gifts and grants. Through its permanent collections, original exhibitions and programming, and E.L. Cord Museum School, the Nevada Museum of Art provides meaningful opportunity for people to engage with a range of art and educational experiences. Its Center for Art + Environment is an internationally recognized research center dedicated to supporting the practice, study, and awareness of creative interactions between people and their environments. The Center houses unique archive materials from more than 1,000 artists working on all seven continents, including Cape Farewell, Michael Heizer, Walter de Maria, Lita Albuquerque, Burning Man, Center for Land Use Interpretation, Ugo Rondinone’s Seven Magic Mountains, and Trevor Paglen’s Orbital Reflector. Learn more at nevadaart.org.
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