Matthew Drutt (M.A. Yale University) is the Executive Director of the Blouin Cultural Advisory Group, an agency that guides individuals and institutions seeking to build discerning collections of fine art. Prior to this appointment, he was Executive Director of Lisson Gallery in London, Milan, and New York, where he oversaw its international sales of such stellar artists as Daniel Buren, Tony Cragg, Dan Graham, Anish Kapoor, Jason Martin, and Lawrence Weiner. From 2006-2010, he was Executive Director of Artpace San Antonio, an international artist residency program. He served as Chief Curator of The Menil Collection, Houston from 2001 – 2006, where he organized exhibitions of Olafur Eliasson, Robert Gober, Arshile Gorky, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, and Kazimir Malevich. From 1993 – 2001, He was a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he organized numerous shows, including The Art of the Motorcycle, and advised on the construction and programming of the international Guggenheim network. During that time, he also served as a visiting professor at Columbia University, and was a teaching fellow at Yale University prior to that. In 2006, the French Government knighted him as a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters in recognition of his accomplishments in the international art world.
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