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Christy MacLear

vice chairman of AAP, part of Global Fine Arts at Sotheby's

Christy MacLear is charged with expanding advisory services for artists, estates and foundations at AAP.  She was the first CEO of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the founding Executive Director of the Philip Johnson Glass House, giving her deep expertise in legacy planning for artwork use, foundation start-ups and museum sites.  

Previous positions also focused on strategy and cultural start-ups including advising Cleveland Clinic’s CEO on patient experience, moving Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive to create a lakefront park and strategic planning for Walt Disneys’ Celebration project.  

MacLear has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, a B.A. from Stanford University, where she serves on the Board of Trustees.

Articles by Christy MacLear

Building legacy, with Charles C. Bergman of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation

By Charlotte Burns