The 100 Most Powerful Women In Art: Part Two

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Thelma Golden: Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Marian Goodman. Courtesy photographer David X. Prutting/Patrick McMullan
Marian Goodman. Courtesy photographer David X. Prutting/Patrick McMullan
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn: Art collector and owner of Salon 94, an influential New York gallery. She is also the board chair of Performa
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Katerina Gregos: Artistic Director at Art Brussels, as well as an independent curator and writer
Guerrilla Girls: A group of anonymous female artists raising awareness for issues of gender and color inequality within the art world through posters, stickers, billboards, and other forms
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Agnes Gund: In addition to being President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and Chair of its International Council, Gund is an avid philanthropist and art collector of major names like Rothko and Rauschenberg
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Maja Hoffmann: Founder of the LUMA Foundation in Arles, France, as well as an avid art collector. Hoffmann is also a trustee at the Tate
Barbara Kruger: American conceptual artist known for her seminal work with text overlaid on appropriated photographs
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Pearl Lam: The owner of Pearl Lam Galleries in Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Lam attempts to close the cultural gap between East and West
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Zhang Lan: Runs South Beauty Group, a chain of upscale restaurants in China. She has been building her art collection and recently spent nearly $30 million in one evening sale at Christie's
Hyun-Sook Lee: Korean art dealer and founder of one of Korea’s largest galleries, Kukje
Rachel Lehmann: Cofounder of Lehmann Maupin, with locations in New York and Hong Kong
Photo: Benn Gabbe, courtesy Patrick McMullan.
Dominique Lévy: Swiss art dealer and owner of Dominique Lévy Gallery in New York and London
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Maya Lin: Artist and architect, Maya Lin created the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington
Photo: Walter Smith
Daniella Luxembourg: Co-owner of Luxembourg and Dayan, with spaces in London and New York. Formerly a partner at Phillips de Pury
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Christine Macel: Chief Curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou in Paris since 2000
Photo: artnet
Philomene Magers: Co-owner of gallery Sprüth Magers alongside Monika Sprüth, with locations in London and Berlin
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Sarah McCrory: Frieze Foundation curator and Director of Glasgow International
Marilyn Minter: A painter and photographer, Minter’s work often addresses notions of “glamour” and “beauty”
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Victoria Miro: The founder of the Victoria Miro Galleries in London
Photo via Victoria Miro Galleries
Lucy Mitchell-Innes: Co-owner of Mitchell-Innes and Nash Gallery, alongside her husband David Nash
Photo: Patrick McMullan.
Helen Molesworth: Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art
Photo: Courtesy of MOCA
Agnès Monplaisir: The owner of Galerie Agnès Monplaisir in Paris Photo: David Atlan.
Agnès Monplaisir: The owner of Galerie Agnès Monplaisir in Paris
Photo: David Atlan.
Jessica Morgan: Director of the Dia Art Foundation in New York
Photo: Getty
Powerful: Shirin Neshat
Neshat is one of the most influential artists working today, and what's better, her work addresses real social issues.
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Yoko Ono: An influential avant-garde multimedia artist and peace activist. Courtesy of Patrick McMullan
Catherine Opie: Artist working primarily in documentary photography. Opie is also a professor at UCLA
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Eliza Osborne: Executive Director at the Center Pompidou Foundation
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Suzanne Pagé: Artistic Director for the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation
Maureen Paley: Owner of an eponymous contemporary art gallery in Bethnal Green, London
Photo: Marc C. O'Flaherty
Anne Pasternak: President and Artistic Director at Creative Time.
Photo: Patrick McMullan
Julia Peyton-Jones: Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London
Photo: Patrick McMullan

Welcome to Part Two of artnet News’ list of powerful women in the art world. There are so many ways to exercise influence and power in the art world, but one thing is abundantly clear: Women play a leading role. With this list, artnet News continues its yearlong celebration of women in the art world with “The 100 Most Powerful Women in Art.” Divided into three parts, our list is arranged alphabetically to avoid the perception of a ranking: We are celebrating the achievements of women in the art world, period.

The list was developed in consultation with art world denizens throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. They helped us compile a working list of the most powerful women in the art business. From the initial list of more than 300 names, the editors at artnet News chose 100. Read Part Two, below, and come back to the site on October 22 to find out who else is playing at the top of her game. If you missed Part One, “The 100 Most Powerful Women in Art: Part One,” we invite you to take a look and see who’s who.

33. Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator at the Studio Museum
34. Marian Goodman, Gallerist
35. Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn, Collector and Gallerist
36. Katerina Gregos, Artistic Director of Art Brussels
37. Guerrilla Girls, Artist Collective
38. Agnes Gund, President Emerita of the Museum of Modern Art
39. Leila Heller, Gallerist
40. Maja Hoffmann, Founder of the LUMA Foundation
41. Barbara Kruger, Artist
42. Pearl Lam, Gallerist
43. Zhang Lan, Collector
44. Hyun-Sook Lee, Gallerist
45. Rachel Lehmann, Gallerist
46. Dominique Lévy, Gallerist
47. Maya Lin, Artist
48. Daniella Luxembourg, Gallerist
49. Christine Macel, Chief Curator at the Musée National d’Art
50. Philomene Magers, Gallerist
51. Sarah McCrory, Curator at Frieze Foundation and Director of Glasgow International
52. Marilyn Minter, Artist
53. Victoria Miro, Gallerist
54. Lucy Mitchell-Innes, Gallerist
55. Helen Molesworth, Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art
56. Agnès Monplaisir, Gallerist
57. Jessica Morgan, Director of the Dia Art Foundation
58. Shirin Neshat, Artist
59. Yoko Ono, Artist
60. Catherine Opie, Artist
61. Eliza Osborne, Executive Director of the Centre Pompidou Foundation
62. Suzanne Pagé, Artistic Director of the Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation
63. Maureen Paley, Gallerist
64. Anne Pasternak, President of Creative Time
65. Julia Peyton-Jones, Director of the Serpentine Gallery

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