WASHINGTON, DC—On July 1, 2015, David M. Rubenstein, philanthropist and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, will become a trustee of the National Gallery of Art, while Victoria Sant will become trustee emerita after 15 years of service on the board, 12 of them also as Gallery president. Rubenstein was appointed for a term of ten years.
“On behalf of the trustees, it is my great pleasure to welcome David Rubenstein to the Board as the Gallery prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary year and the reopening of its East Building in 2016,” said Frederick W. Beinecke, Gallery president. “We will continue to seek the wise counsel and support of Vicki Sant, who has been the Gallery’s tireless champion for decades.”
Rubenstein has been involved with the National Gallery of Art since 2005, when he made a substantial gift toward scholarly publications and curatorial fellowships. In 2012, he made a $10 million donation toward the construction of exhibition space in two of the East Building towers and a sculpture terrace between them that will open in the fall of 2016. Previously, he and his wife, Alice Rogoff Rubenstein, were Patron Members of The Circle of the National Gallery of Art.
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