Agnes Gund is president emerita of the Museum of Modern Art and chairman of its International Council.
Gund joined the MoMA board in 1976 and served as its president from 1991 until 2002. She is currently chairman of the Mayor’s Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission of the City of New York. Gund is the founder and a trustee of the Studio in a School Association, a nonprofit organization she established in 1977 in response to budget cuts that virtually eliminated arts classes from New York City public schools.
A philanthropist and collector of post-war art, Gund serves on the boards of numerous arts organizations, including The Barnes Foundation, The Menil Collection, The Frick Collection, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, and Socrates Sculpture Park. She is an honorary trustee of the Cleveland Museum of Art, Independent Curators International, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland.
A civic leader who is a staunch supporter of education, women’s issues, and environmental concerns, among other causes, Gund serves on the boards of such wide-ranging organizations as Chess in the Schools, the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, and the Fund for Public Schools. She earned a BA in history from Connecticut College and an MA in art history from Harvard University.
Agnes's brothers, George and Gordon Gund, are former owners of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the San Jose Sharks NHL team.