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Jenny Gibbs

Director of MA Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York

With more than 25 years of leadership in higher education and the arts, Gibbs brings practical experience from both the non-profit and commercial sectors of the art world. Prior to her role at Sotheby’s Institute of Art Gibbs served as Executive Director of Elmhurst Art Museum, leading the institution through a period of significant growth. At the museum she mounted popular and scholarly exhibitions including ‘Playboy Architecture: 1953 to 1979,’ and ‘Kings & Queens: Pinball, Imagists and Chicago.’ She maintains the title of Consulting Director of Exhibitions and Programs, overseeing the restoration of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House (1952) and upcoming exhibitions. Prior to Elmhurst Art Museum Gibbs was Dean of Graduate Programs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she oversaw the development and accreditation of new programs and developed and taught courses, including: “Artists Professional Practice: A History and Practicum.” Gibbs was also the Executive Director of the Lacoste School of the Arts in France with Bard College, and the Director of New York University’s Appraisal Studies Program in Fine and Decorative Arts, where she taught courses on the art market and art business and developed and led conferences for arts professionals including Collecting and Appraising Contemporary Art, Collecting and Appraising Old Master and 19th Century Paintings, and Fine Art Conservation; Issues for the 21st Century. She has been a contributor to the Appraiser’s Association of America’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and has written about the art market for online arts magazines. Gibbs held positions at Christie's for several years, as a fine art specialist and as an Estates and Appraisals manager. Gibbs has also worked as a curatorial assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a gallery manager in New York.

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