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Thomas Krens

museum administrator

Thomas Krens, Museum director. Honorary Award: Doctor of Humane Letters, State University of New York. Member Aspen Institute Italia (board directors), Society Kandinsky/Center Georges Pompidou, Gesellschaft fur Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig (advisory board), Coun.Fgn. Rels., Association Art Museum Dirs. (associate), AFA (advising committee), Yale University Council (commission on the art gallery and British Art Ctr).

Background

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.

Career

Assistant professor art, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1972-1980;assistant professor of history art graduate program, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1977-1980; Adjunct Professor, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusettsdirector Museum Art, Williams College Museum Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1981-1988;consultant, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, 1986-1988;director, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, New York City, since 1988;director, The Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy, since 1988;director, trustee Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York City, since 1988. Advising committee music 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.

Membership

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.