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Cynthia Hazen Polsky

If proof were needed for Cynthia Hazen Polsky's taste and erudition in the visual and decorative arts of India, it is available in the exhibition, In the Realm of Gods and Kings: Selections from the Polsky Collections and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, in which more than 200 works were on view at the Asia Society in 2005. Here she speaks to Althea Viafora-Kress about her education in Indian art and aesthetics, the disparate export laws in Europe and Asia, and her seat on the acquisitions board for photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she is a trustee. She is also a trustee of the Morgan Library, Trustee Emerita of the American Academy in Rome, Honorary Life Trustee of the Asia Society, and a member of Collectors Committee National Gallery of Art in Washington.


The Collectors Forum


Althea Viafora-Kress interviews curators, artists, directors, collectors, patrons and more, getting the scoop on the commercial side of the art world. Viafora-Kress is an art advisor and private dealer who has specialized in both finding and working with emerging artists and advising young collectors. After creating her own art consulting firm, Viafora-Kress Fine Arts, Althea went on to join one of the worlds leading contemporary art galleries, Hauser & Wirth.