Student, The Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, 1932-1936;student, Illinois Institute Technology, 1947-1950;student, University Chicago, 1958-1965.
Honorary life trustee, benefactor Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, member visiting committee department 20th Century Art, member acquisitions committee, since 1981, member decorativearts committee, 1989. Also Costume Institute.
Director, 20th Century Painting and Sculpture Committee, Art Institute Chicago, 1955-1980, governing member institute, 1955-2008. Pioneer collector American abstract expressionist art, 1949-2008, major show of collection, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, 1981, personal collection of costumes and jewelry, 1981.
Board governors Landmarks Preservation Council, Chicago, 1966-1978. Woman's board University Chicago, 1960-1981, Art Institute Chicago, 1953-2008, 20th century committee, Asian committee. Trustee Museum Contemporary Art, 1970, benefactor, 1970.
Trustee Chicago School of Architecture Foundation, 1971, Archives American Art, 1976. Board directors Bright New City Urban Affairs Lecture Series, 1966-2008. Trustee Art Institute Chicago, African and American art committee.
Member Antiquarian Society of Art Institute Chicago, Chicago History Society (member guild 1958-2008), Arts Club Chicago, Casino Club Chicago, Arts Club (Chicago), Casino Club (Chicago).
Married Albert H. Newman, May 14, 1955. 1 son by previous marriage, Glenn D. Steinberg.