Christy MacLear spoke in New York on the Women Leaders in the Art Market panel on March 26, 2018.
Christy is Vice Chairman at Art Agency Partners, a subsidiary of Sotheby’s, focused on creating an advisory practice for artists, estates and foundations. She was the first CEO of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the founding Executive Director of the Philip Johnson Glass House, giving her deep expertise in legacy planning for artwork use, foundation start-ups and museum sites.
Christy has never had a job which existed before and is an expert in pioneering new fields, enhancing legacies and creating “places.” Additionally, she consulted with the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic toward enhanced digital patient experience and global expansion, represented the boards of three Chicago museums during the relocation of Lake Shore Drive to create a lakefront park, and led strategic planning and partnerships for Disney’s new town development called Celebration.
Christy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Stanford University and is Chairman of the Board of the Municipal Art Society of New York.