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The Skystone Foundation, Which Oversees Turrell’s Roden Crater, Taps Yvette Y. Lee to Be Director

Lee.PHOTO: GRAHAM HABER

Yvette Y. Lee.

GRAHAM HABER

The Skystone Foundation, the nonprofit organization responsible for supporting and administering artist James Turrell’s famed Roden Crater in Arizona, announced the appointment of Yvette Y. Lee to the newly established position of executive director. Lee previously served as senior project manager for the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative.

As executive director, Lee will be responsible for continuing fundraising efforts to complete the final phase of the longstanding construction of Turrell’s visionary network of “underground tunnels and spaces” in the Arizona desert, which first began in 1979.

In a press statement, Lee expressed her honor at being appointed to the position. “The Roden Crater has already attained legendary status,” she said. “But it is much more. It is an unprecedented reality—one very close to realization.” Here’s hoping!

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