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Does the Guggenheim’s New Trustee Mean an Embrace of Fashion Exhibitions?

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Barbara Slilfka, a former fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, the organization announced today. Slifka has been actively involved with the Guggenheim for more than 20 years, and supported several modernist exhibitions at the museum, including last year’s “The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910–1918″ through her Joseph and Sylvia Slifka Foundation.

Slifka, who is also on the boards of the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton and the New York City Ballet, worked at Harper’s Bazaar for over 40 years. (Fun fact: her brother, Alan B. Slifka, is the founding chairman of the Big Apple Circus.) Does her appointment suggest that the fashion exhibition fad embraced by the Met might make its way into the Guggenheim?

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