Headshots, clockwise from top left, of Kaywin Feldman, Henry P. Johnson, Catherine Sarr, Victoria Rogers

Image: Clockwise, from top left: Kaywin Feldman, Henry P. Johnson, Catherine Sarr, Victoria Rogers

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Terra Foundation adds Kaywin Feldman, Henry P. Johnson, Victoria Rogers, and Catherine Sarr to Board of Directors

May 3, 2023

Chicago, IL—The Terra Foundation for American Art is pleased to welcome Kaywin Feldman, Henry P. Johnson, Victoria Rogers, and Catherine Sarr to its Board of Directors.

“We are excited to welcome these new members to our Board of Directors to collaborate and work toward our aims of fostering intercultural dialogues and expanding narratives of American Art worldwide,” said Joseph P. Gromacki, chair of the Terra Foundation for American Art’s Board of Directors. “Kaywin, Henry, Victoria, and Catherine are deeply invested in our cultural communities, as well as the foundation’s work to grow networks in the field and its commitment to storytelling across the cultural sector.”

Kaywin Feldman is Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the National Gallery in March 2019, Feldman led the Minneapolis Institute of Art as its Nivin and Duncan MacMillan Director and President and previously directed the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. She is a trustee of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the White House Historical Association, and the Chipstone Foundation. She is a past president of the Association of Art Museum Directors and past chair of the American Alliance of Museums. She lectures and publishes widely on many aspects of museums in the twenty-first century. In 2021, Forbes placed Feldman on its “50 Over 50” list of visionary women making an impact on society.

Henry P. Johnson is an Executive Vice President of the Northern Trust Company and is Chief Operating Officer of Wealth Management, having previously served as East Region President. Before joining Northern Trust in early 2016, Johnson spent twenty-one years at Fiduciary Trust Company International, culminating in positions as president and CEO. He is a trustee of the New York Botanical Garden and the American Academy in Rome and is a member of the Advisory Board to the USTA Foundation. He is also a non-trustee member of the investment committees of the World Monuments Fund, the School of American Ballet, and the Century Association. Johnson holds a BA from Vassar College and an MPPM from Yale University and is a member of the Pyramid Society of Vassar College, an association of former trustees of the college.

Victoria Rogers currently works at Autodesk, where she leads a strategy team for the COO organization. She was formerly the Director of Arts at Kickstarter, where she established, led, and executed the crowdfunding platform’s efforts to serve the cultural community, raising over $9.6 million for 220 projects from more than 93,000 people. Rogers holds an MBA from Stanford University, an MFA in industrial and civic service design from Parsons School of Design, and a BA in art history from Yale University. She is focused on how culture and technology shape the community in her roles as an executive board member at the Studio Museum in Harlem and at the Brooklyn Museum, and as co-founder and co-chair of the Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums. She is an Advisor at X (formerly Google X), examining how AI and machine learning can be used to build a more equitable future.

Catherine Sarr is the founder and CEO of ALMASIKA, a fine jewelry brand rooted in symbols, shapes, and stories that transcend cultural boundaries. Through the Sarr Collection, Sarr and her husband Mamadou-Abou Sarr support emerging artists, notably with the PRIX Sarr, in partnership with Les Beaux-Arts de Paris, and a residency program in the United States, in partnership with Villa Albertine. Sarr is involved in several philanthropic and civic activities, including being a member both of the Palais de Tokyo International Board and of the Committee on Arts of Africa of the Art Institute of Chicago. The French government bestowed the award of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) on Sarr in 2022. A French national, Sarr lives in Chicago with her husband and their children.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new members to the board and know that they will have an immediate impact in advancing our mission,” said Sharon Corwin, Terra Foundation President and CEO. “Kaywin’s wealth of leadership experience in museums and arts organizations is enormously valuable as we work to support transformative practices across the cultural sector. Henry brings decades of board leadership in higher education and the arts and a commitment to advancing our philanthropic mission to expand narratives of American art. Victoria’s understanding of strategy and social design illuminates our work in Chicago’s arts and cultural ecosystem and the impacts we can support globally. And Catherine’s commitment to artists and communities in Paris and Chicago, our two home cities, aligns with our global mission to foster intercultural dialogues. I am so excited to work with each of them.”

About the Terra Foundation for American Art

The Terra Foundation for American Art, established in 1978 and having offices in Chicago and Paris, supports organizations and individuals locally and globally with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogues and encouraging transformative practices that expand narratives of American art, through the foundation’s grant program, collection, and initiatives.

For more information, please visit terraamericanart.org.

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