Cultivators of Culture: Marie-Josee Kravis

Marie-Josee Kravis

Art is one of the world’s main drivers of culture, and one of the most prominent ways through which people depict it. The Modern Museum of Art in New York is at the pinnacle of respected museums in the United States today and is run by none other than Marie-Josee Kravis. Now married to Henry Kravis, Marie-Josee serves as president of the Modern Museum of art. That is, when she’s taking time off from her unofficial job as a philanthropist and board member for several organizations.

Ms. Kravis, formerly Marie-Josee Drouin, is a renowned Canadian economist that also made a name for herself in the field of journalism.

She has been a prominent face in the New York arts scene for a long time. Before she became President of MoMA, Kravis worked on many of the museum’s committees, and she and her husband Henry Kravis have donated quite a few pieces to MoMA. She has also worked with the Metropolitan Opera, the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, the New York Philharmonic, and several other arts institutions. Wherever she has donated her time, organizations have thrived.

Marie-Josee hasn’t slowed down: last year she began the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music through the New York Philharmonic. This June, the Philharmonic completed its roster of award recipients, with each award recipient receiving a commission and a monetary prize.

Read more about the work Marie-Josee Kravis has done here.



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