The Frick Collection has announced the election of two new trustees to its board: Bradford Evans and Bernard Selz. Both Evans and Selz will bring “strong leadership backgrounds and financial acumen,” according to a press statement from trustee chairman Margot Bogert.
Evans, a senior advisor at Morgan Stanley, has been a member of the Frick since 2000 and will serve on the investment and capital campaign committees. Selz is a managing partner of the hedge fund Selz Capital and sits, as of March, on the board’s acquisitions committee.
In the same release, museum director Ian Wardropper commented further on the pair’s appointment.
“While we look to both Evans and Selz for their financial and nonprofit leadership counsel, we also welcome them for other skill sets and areas of expertise. Evans has been a supporter of our special exhibitions as well as our efforts to reach a broader public through educational initiatives, including our Free Nights program. Selz is a knowledgeable enthusiast of eighteenth-century decorative arts and through committee involvement at the Frick, is well positioned to oversee and support related activities and acquisitions at the museum and library. He is one of several funders of the upcoming special exhibition focusing on French royal chaser-gilder Pierre Gouthière, which opens in November.”