About POWarts

POWarts, the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts, was founded in 2008 to champion the professional lives of women in the art world.

By offering an active calendar of events, panel discussions, and mentoring opportunities, POWarts helps women learn, connect, and build their careers.

Here at POWarts, we believe that generosity and leadership can, and should, go hand in hand. Our programming stems from the knowledge that art and business are not separate; rather, understanding business is vital to creating spaces for art, and women, to thrive.

POWarts is a nonprofit organization run by a steering committee, with the assistance of additional volunteers.

Membership is open to women and allies of all genders who are committed to the advancement of professional women across the arts.

We hope you'll join us!

Steering Committee

Molly Kurzius, Vice President 

Sang-hee O'Reilly, Fellow
Sotheby's Institute of Art

Julie Reiter
Jewish Museum

Rebecca Shaykin
Jewish Museum

Sarah Van Anden, President
Center for Curatorial Leadership

Li Jun Xian, Treasurer
Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance

Kristen Becker
Marianne Boesky Gallery

Sara Bodinson
Museum of Modern Art

Elisabeth Conroy, Legal Counsel
Edward W. Hayes P.C. 

Natasha Degen
Fashion Institute of Technology

Jessica Glaser
New Museum

Sewon Kang
Museum of Modern Art

Sara Kay, Founder
Sara Kay Fine Art

Amy Whitaker, President Emerita
NYU Steinhardt