The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which operates the museums of that name around the world, announced today that it would add two new members to its board. Todd Boehly, president of Guggenheim Partners LLC (which recently purchased the Los Angeles Dodgers), and Alexander Nemerov, a professor of art history at Stanford University, join the board following a vote on May 21.
The full release follows:
NEW YORK, NY – June 24, 2013) — William L. Mack, Chairman, and Jennifer Blei Stockman, President, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, today announced that Todd Boehly and Alexander Nemerov were elected to the Board of Trustees at the May 21 meeting of the Board. “The Trustees join Director Richard Armstrong in welcoming two new members of the Board, Todd Boehly and Alexander Nemerov,” said Mr. Mack and Mrs. Stockman. “Todd brings a vast experience of financial management to the institution, and Alexander has made tremendous contributions to the field of American art history through his teaching and publications. They will both be valued advisors, bringing to the Board of Trustees a fresh and beneficial perspective.”
Mr. Boehly is President of Guggenheim Partners, a privately held global financial-services firm. He joined Guggenheim Partners in 2001 to build and manage the firm’s credit-investing activities. Mr. Boehly directs the activities of Guggenheim Investments, an investment manager serving both institutional and individual clients, and serves as the Chairman of the Board for Security Benefit, an insurance company dedicated to individual clients and their wealth preservation. Mr. Boehly is also a member of the Executive and Management Committees for Guggenheim Partners. Before Guggenheim, Mr. Boehly worked at Whitney & Co. and Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Boehly holds a BBA from the College of William & Mary and studied at the London School of Economics.
Dr. Nemerov is the Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. Most recently serving as Chair of the Department of the History of Art at Yale University from 2009–2012, Dr. Nemerov has also previously taught at both Stanford and Yale in varying capacities since 1992. Deeply engaged in scholarship, Dr. Nemerov regularly contributes to the field of the history of art by authoring books, exhibition catalogues, articles, and essays, as well as by participating in conferences and invited lectures. He has been awarded fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution and Stanford and has curated exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Norman Rockwell Museum, and the Wistar Institute. Dr. Nemerov holds a PhD in the History of Art from Yale and a BA from the University of Vermont.
About the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation
Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim network that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao which opened in 1997, and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, currently in development. Looking to the future, the Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that take contemporary art, architecture, and design beyond the walls of the museum. More information about the foundation can be found at guggenheim.org.