Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Awardees

ArtTable’s Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts Award acknowledges and celebrates remarkable leadership in the arts. Its recipients exemplify ArtTable’s dedication to the lasting impact of the visual arts on our shared cultural life.

  • 2021 – Barbara Tober | Founder, Anonymous Was a Woman, New York, NY
  • 2020 – Susan Unterberg | Collector, Journalist, and Patron of the Arts, New York, NY
  • 2019 – Estrellita Brodsky | Art Historian & Philanthropist, New York, NY
  • 2018 – Marian Goodman | Owner, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2017 – Lowery Stokes Sims | Curator Emerita, Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY
  • 2016 – Marieluise Hessel-Artzt | Collector & Philanthropist, Jackson, WY
  • 2015 – Melva Bucksbaum & Raymond Learsy | Collectors & Philanthropists, Sharon, CT
  • 2014 – Margueritte Steed Hoffman | Trustee, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
  • 2013 – Patricia Phelps de Cisneros | Founder, Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York, NY
  • 2012 – Patricia E. Harris | Chief Executive Officer, Bloomberg Philanthropies, New York, NY
  • 2011 – Lila Harnett | Life Trustee, Phoenix Art Museum, Paradise Valley, AZ
  • 2010 – Yoko Ono | Artist, Studio One, New York, NY
  • 2009 – Toby Devan Lewis | Philanthropist, Art Collector, Author & Curator, Shaker Heights, OH
  • 2008 – Vishakha N. Desai | Special Advisor of Global Affairs, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • 2007 – Emily K. Rafferty | President, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • 2006 – Elizabeth A. Sackler | President, Elizabeth A. Sackler Foundation, New York, NY
  • 2004 – Elizabeth C. Baker | Editor-at-large, Art in America, New York, NY
  • 2003 – Linda Nochlin | Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, New York University, New York, NY
  • 2002 – Iris Cantor | Chairman and President, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2001 – Paula Cooper | Owner, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY
  • 2000 – Marcia Tucker | Founding Director, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY
  • 1999 – Lucy Lippard | Writer, Art Critic, Activist & Curator, Galisteo, NM
  • 1997 – Joan Mondale |  Arts Advocate, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1998 – Stephanie French | President, Stephanie French Consulting, New York, NY
  • 1996 – Dianne H. Pilgrim | Director Emerita, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, New York, NY
  • 1995 – Emily Rauh Pulitzer | Chair, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, MO
  • 1994 – Agnes Gund | President Emerita, The Museum of Modern Art, New York NY
  • 1993 – Kitty Carlisle Hart | Singer, Actress, Spokeswoman for the Arts, New York, NY

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