As part of Marymount Manhattan College’s CityEdge program, each academic department sponsors an Advisory Board composed of accomplished professionals from across New York City with relevant knowledge, experience, and expertise in fields related to our respective programs. The Art and Art History Advisory Board Members provide insight on the current and future state of their industry, assist with external relations and outreach to the industry, support career development initiatives, and identify job openings, internships and other professional opportunities.
Advisory Board Members
Annette Benda Fox has worked in the art world for 40 years. She began her career with Sotheby’s in London and NY, becoming VP in charge of African and Oceanic Art, followed by Mixed Consignments. In 1986-1988 she established and ran the Tribal Arts Department for Phillips Auction House, NYC. As the independent art consultant/asset manager to J. Walter Thompson (JWT), she oversaw an 8,000-piece collection ranging from period Americana and English furniture to Modern and Contemporary Art. In addition, she is an agent for collectors who decide to sell High End Fine Art, Furniture and Decorative Art through auction.
Carole Corcoran is General Counsel and Director of Special Projects and Corporate Secretary of International Crisis Group, an independent not-for-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to prevent deadly conflict. She has held these positions since 2001 when she opened Crisis Group’s New York office. She is interested in international relations, human rights, eastern philosophy, and the visual arts. She is also the mother of Ben Paljor Chatag who graduated in the MMC class of 2015.
- Vanessa Gonzalez-Bunster is a Photo Retoucher at the fashion brand Tory Burch. Prior to that she worked as a Producer for the Vanderbilt Republic at the Gowanus Loft where she responsible for over 50 creative events from art shows to site specific installations and live performances. She is also a photographer who focuses on dance photography and her own personal narrative work. She graduated from Marymount Manhattan College magna cum laude, with a focus in photography.
Alexandra Krueger works in arts administration and is currently the Manager of Museum Affairs at the New-York Historical Society Museum and Library, located on the Upper West Side. She has had roles within the museum field in the areas of curatorial, collections, and digital media at prestigious institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art. Alex, an Art History major with a minor in Business Management, received her Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from MMC in 2009.
- JOSEPH SILVER, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, FOUNDER of Designomotion. Since 1994, Joseph has been a broadcast designer for television networks and leading advertising agencies. After helping launch design and animation studios at Curious Pictures, Nickelodeon, and the NBA, he founded Designomotion in 2006. At Designomotion, Joseph is the Creative Director on video campaigns for Fortune 500/1000 companies, including FedEx, ADP, and KPMG, as well as for governmental agencies such as the New York Police Department and the United Nations. Joseph studied Fine Arts and Anthropology at Columbia University.