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Agnes Gund

Agnes Gund was museum administrator.


  • Gund, Agnes was born on August 13, 1938 in Cleveland. Daughter of George Gund, Junior.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Art History, Connecticut College, 1960. Master of Arts in Art History, Fogg Museum, Harvard University, 1980. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Case Western Reserve University, 1995.

      Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Brown University, 1996.


    • Trustee Museum Modern Art, New York City, since 1976, vice president, 1988—1991, president, 1991—2002, president emerita, since 2002. Chair Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission, since 2003.


    Board trustees Wexner Center Foundation, since 1997. Trustee Brown University, Aaran Diamond Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Research Center, Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, Jean Paul Getty Trust, California. Member museum council Cleveland Museum Art.

    Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: Studio in a School Association (founder, Governor's Art award, New York 1988, Dorothy Freeman award, New York City 1988).



    Collector of Contemporary, African, Chinese Art.


    • Married Daniel Shapiro, June 13, 1987. Children from previous marriage: David, Catherine, Jessica, Anna.
    • father: George Gund Gund
    • spouse: Daniel Shapiro
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    Born August 13, 1938
    • 1960
      Connecticut College
    • 1980
      Fogg Museum
    • 1995
      Case Western Reserve University
    • 1996
      Brown University
    • 1976
      Trustee, Museum Modern Art
    • 2003
      chair Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission
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