(New York—November 13, 2012) Marina Kellen French has been elected to the Board of Trustees of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, it was announced today by Daniel Brodsky, the Museum’s Chairman. Mrs. French’s election took place at the November 13 meeting of the Board.
An avid supporter of the arts, both in the United States and abroad, Marina Kellen French is the vice president of the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and president of the Marina Kellen French Foundation. She is also a trustee of The American Academy in Berlin. She recently endowed a curatorship in the Metropolitan Museum’s Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts.
“We are delighted to welcome Marina Kellen French to the Board,” Mr. Brodsky said. “She brings her keen interest in Central European decorative arts and the Museum’s collection at large to her new role as Trustee. We look forward to continuing to work with her.”
Educated at the Brearley School, New York School of Interior Design, and University of Lausanne (Switzerland), Ms. French has been active primarily in art- and culture-related philanthropies. She is a Patron Member at the Metropolitan Museum. In addition, she is a member of the Trustees’ Council at the National Gallery of Art (Washington), a managing director of the Metropolitan Opera, a trustee at Carnegie Hall and WNET, and an advisory board member at CIVITAS and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
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November 13, 2012