Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Elects James Keith Brown to Board of Directors 

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Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Elects James Keith Brown to Board of Directors 

New York, NY – November 30, 2023The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is pleased to announce that James Keith Brown has been elected to its Board of Directors. 

“The Foundation is pleased to welcome JK Brown to the Board, allowing us the benefit of his recognized leadership and experience in the arts and culture, coupled with exceptional expertise in financial matters.  His participation will greatly strengthen the Foundation’s ability to embrace my father’s passionate commitment to the transformative role art can play in the world,” said Chris Rauschenberg, President of the Foundation.

JK Brown has been the Senior Managing Director of Coatue Management and an Executive Managing Director, Member of Och-Ziff’s Partner Management Committee. He was a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Institutional Sales and Relationship Management at Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is currently the President of the Board of the New Museum and has been since 2013. He has been on the board of the New Museum since 1998. He has also served on several Executive Advisory boards for Institutional Investor and also has served on the following Boards/Acquisition Committees: Lincoln Center Theater; New School for Public Engagement, Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School, Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the Museum of Modern Art, North Carolina Museum of Art, Stephen Petronio Dance Company, Dance Theater Workshop in New York and a former Stieglitz Photography Committee Member at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  JK and his partner Eric Diefenbach are avid contemporary art collectors and have helped establish the Young Collector’s Council at the Guggenheim Museum, which was later responsible for building the institution’s diverse collection of photographs. 

About The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation builds on the legacy of Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008) who believed strongly that creative practitioners could serve as catalysts for social change. His prodigious curiosity, generosity and his work as a painter, sculptor, dance maker, printmaker (and everything in between) continue to inspire artists of today. He was also a gifted collaborator, breaking disciplinary boundaries by experimenting with scientists, performers, and visual artists. As such, we celebrate new and even untested ways of thinking and acting.

The Foundation maintains residencies for artists and scholars in Captiva, Florida, and in its New York archives, and operates a philanthropic program that supports small to midsize arts and socially engaged organizations that are experimental in approach and drive towards equity. 

Additionally, it promotes in-depth research and partnerships for staff, curators, critics, scholars, and students that open the artist’s life and work to wider interpretation and understanding, and supports exhibitions, publications, and special projects across the globe that reflect Rauschenberg’s joyful, responsive, and irreverent approach to making art while living an empathetic and meaningful life.


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