Mr. Matthew Drutt has over thirty years of leadership experience in academia, non-profit, and for profit arts institutions. He is currently the Executive Director for the Blouin Cultural Advisory Group, an international company that helps individuals and institutions build collections of fine art.
As Executive Director of Lisson Gallery in London, Milan, and New York, he oversaw its international sales of such stellar artists as Daniel Buren, Tony Cragg, Dan Graham, Anish Kapoor, Jason Martin, and Lawrence Weiner. From 2006-2011, he was Executive Director of Artpace San Antonio, an international artist residency program. During that time he also served as chair of the Contemporary Museum Subcommittee of the Association of Art Museum Directors (2010-11). As Chief Curator of The Menil Collection, Houston (2001 – 2006), he organized acclaimed exhibitions of Olafur Eliasson, Robert Gober, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Kazimir Malevich, and Roberto Matta. From 1993 – 2001, he was a curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, where he organized numerous shows, including Amazons of the Avant-Garde, and advised on the construction and programming of the international Guggenheim network.
He has also served as a visiting professor at Columbia University, and was a teaching fellow at Yale University prior to that. In 2006, the French Government honored him as a Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters in recognition of his distinguished accomplishments.