My grandmother, Fanny B. Thalheimer, was an artist and a major donor to the BMA back in the 40s. So when I returned to the Baltimore area as an adult, I was naturally drawn to the Museum. I was practicing law at the time, and the Museum opened up a whole world of inquiry for me. I began to see that art was a means of political expression—and a vital way to document the lives and the media of an era. The art of the 1980s and 1990s shouldn’t be the end of the Museum's collection any more than the art of the 1940s, when my grandparents were collecting and donating. The Museum needs new people, facilities, and endowments to make sure it speaks to people of the 21st century, as it did in the 20th century. That's our calling. That's what a museum is all about.