Tucson Children’s Museum gets new executive directorby Teya Vitu on Apr. 25, 2009, under Family, Local, Special
Michael Luria, co-owner of the recently closed Café Terra Cotta, has been named the new executive director of the Tucson Children’s Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.
He had served as interim executive director for the past five months and before then was the president of the museum’s board of directors.
Luria was the face of the museum in the past two years in efforts to get a new Tucson Children’s Museum included in the now-delayed Tucson Origins museum complex west of the Santa Cruz River and south of Congress Street.
“Michael has a contagious enthusiasm and dedication to the museum that we have seen in action throughout the years,” board President Louise Sternberg said.