Bonnie Larson, International Board ChairBonnie Larson, Chair

Bonnie Larson graduated from Michigan State University in 1970 with a BA and a secondary teaching certificate in history and social science.

During the past 5 years, Larson has been an active philanthropist and community volunteer, serving in key leadership roles. At the Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA), Larson has served as a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the Board, Honorary Docent, Chairman of the Gala, and Board Member of the European Painting Council. Additional roles at the DIA have included Chair of the Education Committee and President of Founders’ Junior Council.

Larson is also a prominent leader at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cranbrook Art Museum. While she currently serves as Governor and Member of the Executive Committee as well as a Member of the Search Committee for a new director, Larson is also a Past Chair of the Academy Committee. 

At the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Larson serves as a Director and as an Officer of the Governing Members. She has also served on the Executive Committee. Additionally, she is a Member of the Meridian National Arts Council at the Meridian International Center in Washington DC, as well as a Member of the Board of Directors and Strategic Planning Committee for Kids Kicking Cancer-Detroit. Most recently, Larson became a Founding Member of the Board of International Advisors at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.

Larson has 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She currently resides in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and spends her winters in Naples, Florida. She enjoys extensive national and international travel, bridge, golf, music, art, shooting, and sports.