Lonti Ebers, who lives in New York with her husband, Bruce Flatt, the CEO of Brookfield Asset Management, is generally private about her collection of contemporary art. Nevertheless, it’s known that she has been a longtime supporter of the New Museum in New York. In 2009, with a Chris Burden retrospective on the horizon, Ebers and Flatt ponied up the funds needed to borrow the artist’s Tower of Power (1985), a sculpture made almost entirely of gold bricks that was at the time worth $3 million. A few years later, she was one of many museum board members to donate toward the New Museum’s expansion, the first phase of which opened in 2018. Ebers is currently vice president of the museum’s board. In 2018, Ebers launched two artist residency programs—one in Brooklyn’s Buswhwick neighborhood, the other in the Italian village of Chiusure.
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