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John Orr

John Orr

Executive Director, Art-Reach

John Orr is the Executive Director at Art-Reach in the city of Philadelphia. Over his tenure Art-Reach has positioned itself as an innovative leader in accessible arts programming. Every year, over 200,000 people experience the arts in an accessible way through an Art-Reach program. The past 23 years of Orr’s career has focused on ensuring cultural access to as many people as possible. He has served as President of the Museums Council of Greater Philadelphia and has worked at large museums, small community art centers and international research institutions. In 2017, Orr was appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia to serve on the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities and in 2020, Orr was appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvania to serve on the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.