The Phillips Collection


Dr. Dorothy Kosinski is the Vradenburg Director & CEO of The Phillips Collection, where she oversees a staff of 190 and a collection of over 4,000 works of art, ranging from masterpieces of French impressionism and American modernism to contemporary art. Before taking up her post as Director of The Phillips Collection in April 2008, Dr. Kosinski was Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Dallas Museum of Art. She was also the museum’s Barbara Thomas Lemmon Curator of European Art. Over the course of 30 years in museum work, Kosinski has earned a reputation internationally as an accomplished curator and scholar of 19th and 20th century art, as well as a seasoned professional with broad experience and leadership acumen.

For over 12 years, Dr. Kosinski was based in Basel, Switzerland, where she was a curator, scholar, and university instructor. As curator and administrator of the Douglas Cooper Collection, her scholarly engagement resulted in exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Basel, the Tate Gallery London, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Her versatile scholarship furthermore occasioned major commissions to curate other exhibitions in Basel, Wolfsburg, London, and Prague. During her eight years at the Dallas Museum of Art, her energetic work resulted in over 17 exhibitions, many of which circulated internationally and were accompanied by scholarly catalogues.

In August 2013, Dr. Kosinski was appointed by President Barack Obama to the National Council on the Humanities. In December 2017, she was recognized by the Ambassador of Italy with the Order of the Italian Star, a distinction recognizing her outstanding contributions to the arts and promotion of Italian culture. She currently serves on the Board of the Sherman Fairchild Foundation and the Gwendolyn Morris Cafritz Foundation. Previously, she served on the Board of the Association of Art Museum Directors and the Advisory Board of The Musée Rodin, Paris.

Dr. Kosinski, who received a BA from Yale University and an MA and PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, continues to balance her administrative responsibilities with an ambitious program of exhibitions, as well as an energetic schedule as author and lecturer.


George Vradenburg, Honorary Chair, Trustee Emeritus

Victoria P. Sant, Honorary Chair

Dani Levinas, Chair

Lindsay Ellenbogen, Vice Chair

Scott Spector, Vice Chair

Carol Melton, Secretary

George D. Swygert, Jr, Treasurer

Carolyn Small Alper

Susan L. Butler

Christopher Carr

Nancy Clarvit

John Despres

David Driskell

Alan H. Fleischmann

Todd Galaida

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

Amy Meadows

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

Gerald W. Fischer, 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 Kosinski, Vradenburg Director & CEO

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

Angela GillespieDirector of Human Resources

Joseph HolbachDirector of Special Initiatives

Miriam Magdieli, Chief Communications Officer and Director of Marketing

Cherie NicholsDirector of Budgeting and Reporting

Sue NicholsChief Operating Officer

Klaus Ottmann, Chief Curator and Deputy Director for Academic Affairs

Darci VanderhoffChief Information Officer

Suzanne WrightDirector of Education and Community Engagement

Bridget Zangueneh, Director of Institutional Giving