President emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and chair of its International Council
President emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and chair of its International Council. She is also chair of MoMA PS1. Ms. Gund joined the MoMA Board in 1976 and served as its president from 1991 until 2002. She is the founder and board chair of Studio in a School, a non-profit organization she established in 1977 in response to budget cuts that virtually eliminated arts classes from New York City public schools. A philanthropist and collector of modern and contemporary art, Ms. Gund currently serves on the boards of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Foundation for Art and Preservation in Embassies, the Morgan Museum and Library, and Chess in the Schools, among others. She is co-founder of the Center for Curatorial Leadership, as well as an Honorary Trustee of the Independent Curators International and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland. A civic leader and staunch supporter of education, women's issues and environmental concerns, among other causes, Ms. Gund currently serves on the Mayor's Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission of New York City, which she previously chaired, and has served on the boards of such wide-ranging organizations as the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, the Frick Collection, the Fund for Public Schools, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. She earned a B.A. in History from Connecticut College and a M.A. in Art History from Harvard University. She has honorary doctorates from Bowdoin College (2012), the CUNY Graduate Center (2007), and Brown University (1996). In 1997, Ms. Gund received the National Medal of the Arts from President Clinton, and in 2016, she was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of Arts.