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.

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.


  • Victoria P. SantHonorary Chair
  • George VradenburgChair
  • A. Fenner Milton,Vice Chair
  • George D. Swygert, Jr., Vice Chair
  • Thomas D. Rutherfoord, Jr., Treasurer
  • Linda Lichtenberg KaplanSecretary

  • Carolyn Small Alper
  • C. Richard Belger
  • Janet Maybin Brenner
  • Susan Butler
  • Christopher Carr
  • Robin Rowan Clarke 
  • James T. Demetrion 
  • John Despres
  • Lawrence Duncan III
  • Lindsay Ellenbogen
  • Gerald W. Fischer
  • Alan Fleischmann
  • Carol Brown Goldberg
  • Bonnie Burke Himmelman
  • Lynne N. Horning
  • Mary Howell
  • Micheline Klagsbrun
  • Dorothy Kosinski, ex officio as Director  
  • Janet Macomber Williamson
  • B. Thomas Mansbach
  • Ronald A. Paul, MD
  • Toni Harris Paul
  • Lyn Rales
  • Eric Richter
  • Moshira Soliman, Leave of Absence FY15
  • Scott Spector
  • Alice Phillips Swistel
  • Alan L. Wurtzel
  • Leo E. Zickler

  • James B. Adler, Trustee Emeritus
  • Marion O. Charles, Trustee Emerita
  • William A. Christenberry, Trustee Emeritus
  • Jonathan Fineberg, Trustee Emeritus
  • James F. Fitzpatrick, Trustee Emeritus
  • Jay Gates, Director Emeritus
  • J. Roderick Heller III, Trustee Emeritus
  • Jennifer Phillips, Trustee Emerita
  • Joann Phillips, Honorary Trustee
  • Patricia Bennett Sagon, Trustee Emerita
  • David W. Steadman, Trustee Emeritus
  • Richard Thompson, Trustee Emeritus
  • Dorothy KosinskiDirector

  • Dan DatlowDirector of Facilities and Security
  • Angela GillespieDirector of Human Resources
  • Sarah SchafferDirector of Communications and Marketing
  • Joseph HolbachChief Registrar and Director of Special Initiatives
  • Dale A. MottDirector of Development
  • Cherie NicholsDirector of Budgeting and Reporting
  • Sue NicholsChief Operating Officer
  • Klaus OttmannDirector of the Center for the Study of Modern Art and Curator at Large
  • Darci VanderhoffChief Information Officer
  • Suzanne WrightDirector of Education