Lisa Phillips

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Called “The Most Powerful Woman in the New York Art World” by The New York Times, Lisa Phillips has been Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art since 1999. As Director, she initiated and realized the design and construction of the New Museum's first dedicated, freestanding building, located on the Bowery on the Lower East Side, designed by the leading architects, SANAA. She has doubled the size of the Museum, its staff and budget, more than tripled its attendance. Prior to joining the New Museum, she was a curator at the Whitney Museum for two decades


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