Director of Guggenheim joining Sotheby’s

Lisa-Dennison-2.jpgNEW YORK – Sotheby’s has announced that Lisa Dennison, the director of the Guggenheim Museum, will be joining the auction house in September as an executive vice president of North American operations. She will be a member of Sotheby’s international team responsible for business development and client relationships.

“Lisa is an internationally recognized figure in the fields of modern and contemporary art,” said Bill Ruprecht, company president and CEO. “She comes to Sotheby’s following a distinguished 29-year career at the Guggenheim, one of the premier art institutions in the world.”

“The Guggenheim has played a central role in my life for a very long time and I am honored to have been part of this great institution,” Dennison said.

Dennison became director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in October 2005, the culmination of a career that began in 1978 when she joined the museum as a curatorial assistant.