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Jenny Gibbs

Adjunct Faculty, MA Art Business, Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York

With more than 25 years of leadership in higher education and the arts, Gibbs brings practical experience from both the non-profit and commercial sectors of the art world. Along with teaching Museums and Non-Profit Management, Gibbs is Executive Director of the International Fine PrintDealers Association, the IFPDA Foundation, and the Print Fair. Previously, she served as Executive Director of Elmhurst Art Museum, leading the institution through a period of significant growth. She maintains the title of Consulting Director of Exhibitions and Programs, overseeing the restoration of Mies van der Rohe’s McCormick House (1952) and upcoming exhibitions. Prior to Elmhurst Art Museum Gibbs was Dean of Graduate Programs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she oversaw the development and accreditation of new programs and developed and taught courses, including: “Artists Professional Practice: A History and Practicum.” Gibbs was also the Executive Director of the Lacoste School of the Arts in France with Bard College, and the Director of New York University’s Appraisal Studies Program in Fine and Decorative Arts, where she taught courses on the art market and art business and developed and led conferences for arts professionals. She has been a contributor to the Appraiser’s Association of America’s Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and has written about the art market for online arts magazines. Gibbs held positions at Christie's for several years, as a fine art specialist and as an Estates and Appraisals manager. Gibbs has also worked as a curatorial assistant at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and as a gallery manager in New York.

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