The Main Museum opened in October 2016 as an institution focused on Los Angeles art and artists with a residency program at its center rather than a collection.
El Museo Main abrió sus puertas en octubre de 2016 como una institución centrada en el arte y los artistas de Los Ángeles con un programa de residencia en su centro en lugar de una colección.
Tom Gilmore is a downtown Los Angeles-based developer of residential and commercial properties whose early projects in the city's historic core led to the largest resurgence of real estate investment and development the city has experienced in nearly a century. In 1998, Gilmore and co-founder Jerri Perrone formed an independent development firm, Gilmore Associates, to embark upon the redevelopment of the Historic Core of Downtown Los Angeles. Since their first historic building opened to residents in 2000, more than 60,000 residents now call downtown LA home, and more than $5 billion in residential, business, entertainment and arts projects have been introduced to the city center. Tom Gilmore's commitment to the civic identity of Los Angeles is evident in his roles as the former Commissioner Chair for the LA Homeless Services Authority, Chairman of Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), Mayoral- appointee as Chairman of Sister Cities of Los Angeles, Chairman of Central City Association, Board Member of the Los Angeles Tourism and Convention Board, and Board member of the Los Angeles Parks Foundation.
Jerri Perrone, a partner at Gilmore Associates, shares Gilmore’s vision of redeveloping abandoned and historic neighborhoods in Downtown Los Angeles. She has been involved in numerous acquisitions and redevelopment projects including the Farmers and Merchants National Bank, soon to become home to The Main Museum. Prior to joining Gilmore Associates, Perrone was Director of Asset Management for MetLife Realty Group in New York. She also managed the national portfolio of office and industrial properties for individual and commingled pension fund clients at Sentinel Real Estate Advisors in New York.