Board of Directors

Matthew J. Montero

Chairman and CEO

Matthew John Montero is the Chairman and CEO of THE ICONS MUSEUM. As the artist and original founder, his vision guides the long-term future and day-to-day operations of the nonprofit museum. 

After successfully creating and turning ICONS into one of the top museums in Louisiana, Montero, at age 32, made the notable decision to turn over the entire museum and ownership to become a public servant for the collective good of society. His selfless commitment to raising the bar of visual art experience, has afforded him community awards, inspiring reviews, honorary speaking opportunities, and the admiration of his peers. "In the end, what I am most proud of, and what matters most, is that no matter who walks through our doors, you will be treated with the utmost humanitand have an uplifting human experience."      

Favorite ICON works: 
John Lennon, Steve Jobs, Gene Wilder, Walt Disney, George Lucas