Yesterday Elizabeth Smith (CCL Class of 2012) was named the first-ever Executive Director of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation.
Chairman Clifford Ross stated: “The Board of Directors of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation is delighted to announce Elizabeth Smith’s appointment to head the Foundation at this important and exciting moment in its development. We required a dynamic and thoughtful leader with a strong academic background and substantial curatorial and managerial experience to advance its mission. Elizabeth was our unanimous choice.”
Elizabeth Smith stated, "Much of my curatorial work has centered on American art of the 1950s onward, and I've had the privilege to organize exhibitions of a broad range of artists working in various media, including Lee Bontecou, Jenny Holzer, Kerry James Marshall, Roberto Matta, Donald Moffett, and Cindy Sherman, as well as architects active in the post-World War II period. I have long been interested in the work of Helen Frankenthaler, and, after three decades in museums, I am thrilled with the opportunity to help shape the future of the Frankenthaler Foundation."
Read more about Elizabeth's appointment here.