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Thomas Krens

Thomas Krens, museum administrator. Recipient Special prize for Architectural Patronage, Venice Architect Biennale, 2000, Order of the Aztec Eagle, Government of Mexico, 2006.


  • Krens, Thomas was born on December 26, 1946 in New York City.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Political Economy with honors, Williams College, 1969. Master in Art, State University of New York, Albany, 1971. Master in Public and Private Management, Yale University, 1984.

      HHD (honorary), State University of New York, Albany, 1989.


    • Assistant professor art Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1972-1980, assistant professor history art graduate program, 1977-1980, adjunct professor. Director Museum Art Williams College Museum Art, 1981-1988. Consultant Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1986-1988.

      Director The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, 1988—2008, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York City, 1988—2008, senior advisory international affairs, since 2008. Advisory committee museum project National Education Association and American Federation Arts, Washington. Adjunct professor art history Williams College, 1988-1991, director artist in residence program, 1976-1980.

      Lecturer in field.


    Member Aspen Institute Italia (board directors), Society Kandinsky/Center Georges Pompidou, Gesellschaft fur Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig (advisory board), Council Foreign Relations, Association Art Museum Directors (associate), AFA (advisory committee, Cultural Leadership award, 2007), Yale University Council (committee on the art gallery and British Art Ctr), Réunion des Musées, Society Kandinsky.
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    Born December 26, 1946
    (age 70)
    • 1969
      Williams College
    • 1971
      State University of New York
    • 1984
      Yale University
    • 1989
      State University of New York
    • 1972 - 1980
      Assistant, professor art Williams College
      Williamstown, Kentucky, United States
    • 1981 - 1988
      director, Museum Art Williams College Museum Art
    • 1986 - 1988
      consultant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
    • 1988 - 2008
      director, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
      Venice, Illinois, United States
    • 1988 - 2008
      director, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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