The Phillips Collection


Dorothy Kosinski has been the director of The Phillips Collection since 2008. She is the former senior curator of painting and sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art, and served earlier as an independent curator for the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, the Kunstmuseum Basel, and the Royal Academy of Arts in London. In August 2013, Dr. Kosinski was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Humanities. She currently serves on the Boards of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

Dr. Kosinski is energized and inspired by founder Duncan Phillips's vision for "an intimate museum combined with an experiment station." She says, "From the start, the Phillips has been a place of tremendous risk-taking with an innovative approach to thinking about art and culture. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to build on Duncan Phillips’s legacy as we work to renew and invigorate that spirit of open-minded, interdisciplinary, and collaborative inquiry into modern and contemporary art."

Dr. Kosinski has written and published widely in numerous catalogues and books, as well as many art magazines. She regularly participates in scholarly lectures and has extensive teaching experience at the university level. She received her MA and PhD degrees from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and her BA from Yale University.


George Vradenburg, Honorary Chairman, Trustee Emeritus

Victoria P. Sant, Honorary Chairman

Dani Levinas, Chairman

Lindsay Ellenbogen, Vice Chairman

Scott Spector, Vice Chairman

Carol Melton, Secretary

George D. Swygert, Jr, Treasurer

Carolyn Small Alper

Susan L. Butler

Christopher Carr

Nancy Clarvit

John Despres

David C. Driskell

Gerald W. Fischer

Alan H. Fleischmann

Carol Brown Goldberg

Barbara Hall

Tom Henteleff

Bonnie Burke Himmelman

Lynne N. Horning

Micheline Klagsbrun

Dorothy Kosinski, ex-officio as Director

Howard Krass

Dale Lefebvre

B. Thomas Mansbach

A. Fenner Milton

Ronald A. Paul, MD

Toni Harris Paul

Eric Richter

Harvey Ross

Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr

Michael Shapiro

Alice Phillips Swistel

Elizabeth Williams

Leo E. Zickler

James B. Adler, Trustee Emeritus

C. Richard Belger, Trustee Emeritus

Marion O. Charles, Trustee Emerita

James T. Demetrion, Trustee Emeritus

Jonathan Fineberg, Trustee Emeritus

James F. Fitzpatrick, Trustee Emeritus

Jay Gates, Director Emeritus

J. Roderick Heller III, Trustee Emeritus

Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan, Trustee Emerita

Jennifer Phillips, Trustee Emerita

Joann Phillips, Honorary Trustee

Richard Thompson, Trustee Emeritus

Patricia Bennett Sagon, Trustee Emerita

Alan L. Wurtzel, Trustee Emeritus

Dorothy KosinskiDirector

Laith Alnouri, Deputy Director of Development, Partnerships and Corporate Relations

Angela GillespieDirector of Human Resources

Joseph HolbachDirector of Special Initiatives

Francoise Marshall, Deputy Director of Development, Operations

Miriam Magdieli, Chief Communications Officer and Director of Marketing

Cherie NicholsDirector of Budgeting and Reporting

Sue NicholsChief Operating Officer

Klaus OttmannDeputy Director for Curatorial and Academic Affairs

Darci VanderhoffChief Information Officer

Suzanne WrightDirector of Education and Community Engagement

Bridget Zangueneh, Director of Institutional Giving