The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announced today the selection of Russell Reynolds Associates to conduct the search for the Foundation’s next executive director, following the departure of Christy MacLear in December 2016. Russell Reynolds is one of the premier executive search firms and a leader in high-profile searches for arts-related institutions, including artist foundations, museums, and similar non-profits.
Christopher Rauschenberg, chairman and president of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, said: “We are highly enthusiastic and energized as the Foundation enters this next chapter in its development. The Foundation’s Board of Directors look forward to working with the Russell Reynolds team of Laurie Nash, Katherine Armstrong, and Emily Rafferty as we engage in a wide-ranging and inclusive search. This transition comes at a strong moment for us: The Foundation is in the midst of a series of major retrospectives in London, New York, and San Francisco sharing Bob’s art and life with a globally expanding public, while also launching educational and philanthropic initiatives that we believe are needed now more than ever before. We are therefore fully confident of attracting someone strongly committed to lead the Foundation as we continue to build upon and advance my father’s artistic and philanthropic vision and ideals.”