Phillips is adding some art world influence in the form of Arnold Lehman who will act as Senior Advisor to Edward Dolman, Chairman & CEO.
Based in New York, Mr. Lehman, currently the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum, will advise on the global expansion of the Phillips brand, oversee a program that supports exhibitions and art projects in North American museums, and serve as a member of the Phillips Advisory Board. Mr. Lehman will begin his affiliation with Phillips in mid- September.
Highly respected in the national and international art community, Mr. Lehman has been an activist museum director for over forty years. During that time, he hasbeen an advocate and leader of public accessibility, diversity, community, innovation, and freedom of expression in American museums and other cultural institutions. In his eighteen years in Brooklyn, over 200 exhibitions — often focused on twentieth century and contemporary art —were presented under his guidance and traveled to institutions around the world.
In addition, Mr. Lehman was elected June 1 to the position of Chair of the Board of Legg Mason Funds, where he has served as a director for more than 30 years.