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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Elects Two New Trustees

Adam S. Metz, left, and Stephanie Foster. COURTESY HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN (2)

Adam S. Metz, left, and Stephanie Foster.


The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., has announced the election of two new trustees: Stephanie Foster, a New York–based philanthropist and retired banking executive, and Adam S. Metz, a Washington, D.C.–based managing director and head of international real estate at the Carlyle Group.

With the addition of Foster and Metz, the board now totals 23 members, almost double its size in 2013, the year before Melissa Chiu became director, coming from Asia Society in New York.

In a statement, Dan Sallick, chair of the board’s nominating and governance committee, said,

“As we continue to increase the Hirshhorn’s international presence, it is vital that we maintain strong roots in both Washington and New York. We are proud to announce that we now have more board members who are based in the Washington area than at any time in the museum’s history. And a strong New York contingent is a requirement for any institution that maintains a national presence in the contemporary art world.”

In addition to the Hirshhorn, Foster is a trustee of the Asia Society’s finance, budget, investment, and development committees, and, along with her husband, is a cofounder of the Asia Society Policy Institute. Foster also serves as managing director of the Metropolitan Opera and is a member of its strategic planning committee. Metz currently serves on the advisory boards of the real-estate programs at Cornell and Northwestern Universities.

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