The Art of Diplomacy

A Conversation with Elizabeth Rohatyn discussing the history and purpose of FRAME.

This summer, the Clark hosts the highly acclaimed exhibition Bonjour, Monsieur Courbet!: The Bruyas Collection from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier, which was organized under the auspices of FRAME (French Regional and American Museum Exchange), a consortium of nine French and nine American art museums. Curtis Scott, the Clark’s senior manager of publications, recently sat down with Elizabeth Rohatyn, co-founder of FRAME, to discuss the consortium’s history, goals, and achievements. A longtime trustee of the New York Public Library and an active supporter of the arts in general, Elizabeth is also the wife of Felix Rohatyn, who was U.S. ambassador to France from 1997 to 2001.

Originally published in CAI: Journal of the Clark Art Institute, Vol. 5 (2004), pp. 14-19. © 2004 Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute


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