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art historian , arts association administrator

Susan Ball, American arts association administrator, art historian.


Ball, Susan was born on May 25, 1947 in Pasadena, California, United States. Daughter of Charles Russell and Catherine (Piller) Ball.


Student French art history, Ecole Du Louvre, Paris, 1967. Bachelor in European Thought and Culture, Scripps College, 1969. Master of Arts in Art History, University California, Riverside, 1974.

Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1978. Postgraduate, University Chicago, 1986.

Certified in careers in business program, Columbia University, 1981.


Research assistant University California, Riverside, 1972-1974, Yale University, 1974-1975, teaching fellow, 1974-1976. Assistant professor art history University Delaware, Newark, 1978-1981. Research associate Real Estate Board New York, 1981-1982.

Assistant treasurer Chase Manhattan Bank, New York City and Chicago, 1982-1985. Director government foundation affairs Art Institute Chicago, 1985-1986. Executive director College Art Association, New York City, since 1986.

Senior honors examiner Swarthmore College, 1981. Panelist women's admission Doctor of Philosophy program Yale University, 1992, arts. service organizations New York State Council Arts, 1989-1991, Delaware State Arts Council, 1980. Planning consultant Delaware Humanities Forum, 1978-1981.

Juror Congressional Arts Caucus Art Competition, 1993. Member advisory committee culture and arts 8th Congressional District, since 1993, creative caucus Scripps College, 1993-1996, advisory board Council American Overseas Research Centers, since 1996. Speaker in field.


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    • Author: Ozenfant and Purism, 1982. Contributor articles to art catalogs. Editorial advisor Renaissance Society Newsletter, 1984-1986.

      Reviews editor Art Journal, 1986-1987, member editorial board, 1986-1992. Editor-in-chief, columnist From the Executive Director Civil Aeronautics Administration News, since 1986.


Board directors National Cultural Alliance, since 1989, New York Foundation Arts, since 1996, vice president, since 1997. Board directors, chairman exhibitions and gallery committee Delaware Center Contemporary Art, 1978-1981. Invited participant advisory panel art history National Endowment of the Humanities, 1988.

Member United States civil society observer delegate to 50th anniversary of United Nations Educational constitution Americans Universality United Nations Educational, Paris, 1995. Member National Humanities Alliance (board directors since 1988, chairman committee policy and planning 1994), National Cultural Alliance (founding member, board directors since 1989), American Council Learned Societies (board directors, representative committee Conference Administrative Officers since 1986, executive committee 1989-1992, member numerous other committees).


Married Edward Kaufman, March 19, 1983. 1 child, Emily Catherine.

Charles Russell Ball

Catherine (Piller) Ball

Edward Kaufman

Emily Catherine Ball