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Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Elects Paul Cronson to the Board of Trustees

Works & Process Founder Mary Sharp Cronson Appointed Trustee Emeritus


William L. Mack, Chair, and Wendy Fisher, President, Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, today announced that Paul Cronson has been elected to the Board of Trustees. Mary Sharp Cronson, founder of the Works & Process series and a member of the Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees since 1990, has been appointed Trustee Emeritus.

“We are delighted to welcome Paul to the Board,” stated Mack. “His longstanding commitment to the Guggenheim has been demonstrated through his family’s active involvement with the museum and foundation and through the Works & Process performance series founded by his mother, Mary Sharp Cronson.” Noted Fisher, “Paul’s passion for the Guggenheim and its mission is evident, and we look forward to his perspective and his engaged and thoughtful leadership.”

Mack added, “It is difficult to summarize how much Mary Sharp Cronson has contributed to the life of the Guggenheim through both Works & Process and her dedicated participation as a member of the Board for nearly 30 years. As Trustee Emeritus, Mary will remain an integral member of the Board.” Said Fisher, “A strong advocate for new works in theater, dance, and music, Mary established Works & Process to offer audiences an intimate look at the works of some of today’s foremost performers and creators. The series enjoys a dedicated and loyal following, and continues to program works that challenge and inspire us. We are pleased that she will remain on the Guggenheim Board in an emeritus role.”


Paul Cronson is a Founder of Larkspur Capital, where he currently serves as a managing director. He serves on the Boards of the Park Avenue Armory and the California Institute of the Arts, and as a Director of the Evelyn Sharp Foundation. Mr. Cronson represents the Managing Member of Georgetown Investors 1 and Georgetown Investors 2, and serves on the Board of eMagin Corporation. He received his BA from Columbia College in 1979 and his MBA from Columbia University School of Business Administration in 1982. His wife, Caroline Cronson, is the Producer of Works & Process, which was founded by his mother, Mary Sharp Cronson, in 1984.


Mary Sharp Cronson is Founder and Board President Emerita of Works & Process, a performing arts program at the Guggenheim Museum, New York, since 1984. She is a member of the boards of the New York City Ballet, emeritus; and American Friends of the Paris Opera and Ballet. Her past board memberships include the New York City Opera, Juilliard School, New York State Council on the Arts, La Maison Française of New York University, and the Hudson Review. Her honors include an Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite and a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French Ministry of Culture. From 1976 to 1993 Mrs. Cronson was a consultant to the Carlyle Hotel. She was a former owner/operator of the Gramercy Park Hotel, a licensed real estate broker since 1966, and a consultant with Brown-Cronson Associates from 1965 to 1990. Mrs. Cronson graduated from Vassar College and attended the Columbia School of Graduate Studies, School of International Affairs. She has been a member of the Guggenheim Board of Trustees since 1990.


Founded in 1937, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of art, primarily of the modern and contemporary periods, through exhibitions, education programs, research initiatives, and publications. The Guggenheim constellation of museums that began in the 1970s when the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, was joined by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, has since expanded to include the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (opened 1997) and the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi (currently in development). The Guggenheim Foundation continues to forge international collaborations that celebrate contemporary art, architecture, and design within and beyond the walls of the museum, including the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative, Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, and The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative. More information about the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation can be found at

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