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Board of Advisors

The Block Board of Advisors consists of leaders from the worlds of the arts, academia, and business who support and advise the Museum’s Ellen Philips Katz Director. Advisors serve for a term of three years with the possibility for renewal. 

Board of Advisors 2018-19
Christine O. Robb Winnetka, IL, Appointed 2011, Chair, Board of Advisors, President and CEO, Artists’ Concepts, Inc. (WCAS’66) (SP WCAS’66) (Parent '93)
Anu Aggarwal Chicago, IL, Appointed 2015, Art Collector (SP KSM’97)
Mary Baglivo New York, NY, Appointed 2017, Vice Chancellor, Marketing and Communications, Rutgers University (MDL’81)
Clare Bell Scarsdale, NY, Appointed 2018, Senior Director of Exhibitions at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Parent ’22)
Maria Bell Los Angeles, CA, Appointed 2015, President/Founder, Vitameatavegamin (WCAS’85)
Daniel S. Berger Chicago, IL, Appointed 2019, Medical Director, Northstar Healthcare, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Univ of IL at Chicago 
Christine Bernstein Pacific Palisades, CA, Appointed 2016, Artist (Parent ’17)
Julie Bernstein New York, NY, Appointed 2019, Art Collector and principal and founder of the interior and floral design firm Cambridge Bell Flowers.
Stuart H. Bohart New York, NY, Appointed 2016, Former Financial Advisor, Fortress Investment Group (WCAS ’89)
Priscilla Vail Caldwell Brooklyn, NY, Appointed 2016, Curator and Advisor, PVC Fine Arts, LLC. (WCAS’85)
Stacey Cantor Glencoe, IL, Appointed 2014, Former Public Defender; Community Volunteer (WCAS’90) (Parent ‘20)
P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale Evanston, IL, ex-officio, Appointed 2018, Vice Provost for Academics; Frances Willard Professor of Human Development and Social Policy; IPR Fellow (cKSM’16)
John Corbett Chicago, IL, Appointed 2013, Gallerist, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, and professor (Comm PhD ’94)
Lisa G. Corrin Evanston, IL, ex-officio, The Ellen Philips Katz Director of the Block Museum
Nicole Druckman Evanston, IL, Appointed 2013, Grant Writer (WCAS’92) (SP WCAS’93)
Kristin Peterson Edwards Darien, CT, Appointed 2013, Former Art Dealer; Community Volunteer (WCAS’92)
Kate Ezra New Haven, CT, Retired, Former Curator, Yale University Art Gallery (TGS PhD ’83)
James Geier Chicago, IL, Appointed 2013, Founder/President, 555 International
Lynn Hauser Chicago, IL, Appointed 2012, Retired Ophthalmologist (FSM’74 ’76 ’80) (SP FSM’75 ’79 ’80)
Steven P. Henry New York, NY, Appointed 2018, Senior Director at Paula Cooper Gallery (WCAS’85)
Ellen Philips Katz New York, NY, Appointed 2005, Trustee, Northwestern University (WCAS’70)
Zeynep Keyman Zurich and Istanbul, Appointed 2013, Art Collector, (Parent ’07, ’12)
James A. Klein Riverwoods, IL, Appointed 2010, President, Acrobat Marketing Company (MDL ’68; ’69)
Dianne Loeb Seattle, WA, Appointed 2014, NU Regent; Community Volunteer (KSM’80) (SP KSM’81)
Angela Lustig Chicago, IL, Appointed 2014, Artist; Former VP/Group Creative Director, Abelson Taylor (SP MDL’67 ’68)
R. Hugh Magill Winnetka, IL, Appointed 2006, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Company (SP Music ’86)
Kim Allen-Niesen Los Angeles, CA, Appointed 2017, Art Collector (Parent ’16, ’19)
Irwin Press Chicago, IL, Appointed 2012, Art Collector, Retired Professor, Notre Dame University; and co-founder, Press Ganey Associates (WCAS ’59)
Richard M. Rieser, Jr. Northbrook, IL, Appointed 2013, Founder and former CEO, First Oak Brook Bancshares (SP SESP ’70)
Sandra L. Riggs Lake Forest, IL, Appointed 2012, Board Member, The Alumnae of Northwestern University (Comm’65)
Selig D. Sacks New York, NY, Appointed 2007, Managing Director and General Counsel, Ruton Capital (WCAS’69) (Parent ’17)
Jean E. Shedd Evanston, IL, ex-officio, NU Associate Provost for Budget, Facilities, and Analysis (KSM’97)
Diane Solomon New York, NY, Appointed 2012, Art Collector (Parent ’10, ’15)
Lisa Tananbaum New York, NY, Appointed 2015, Art Collector (WCAS’86)
Martha Tedeschi Cambridge, MA, Appointed 2017, Director of the Harvard Art Museums (WCAS PhD’94)
Ken Thompson Lincolnshire, IL, Appointed 2015, Managing Director, Level X Consulting (WCAS ’91)
Sue Wilson Evanston, IL/Santa Barbara, CA, Appointed 2015, Community Volunteer (MDL’70) (SP WCAS’70 KSM’74)