April 23, 2019

Rick Kinsel Joins NYU's Institute of Fine Arts' Board of Trustees

NEW YORK—The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University in Manhattan announced today that it has welcomed Rick Kinsel to its board of trustees. Kinsel currently serves as the president of the Vilcek Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to the United States and to fostering appreciation of the arts and sciences. Kinsel has been with the foundation since its inception in 2000.

Prior to joining the foundation, Kinsel was director of cultural affairs for Coty Inc. in New York, supervising all arts and educational programs from 1997 to 2003. He also helped build the company’s art collection for its offices in New York, Paris, London, and Moscow. Kinsel began his career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 1989. He was hired as a cataloguer and was responsible for accessioning all objects acquired by the museum.

“It is an honor to welcome Rick to the Institute’s board of trustees,” Christine Poggi, director of the Institute of Fine Arts, said in a statement. “His wide-ranging experiences in philanthropy and the cultural sphere will make him a valuable member of our board. He will assist us in fulfilling our core mission to educate a more diverse and inclusive generation of scholars and curators, and to enhance our curatorial initiatives.”

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