Guggenheim Foundation Elects Janna Bullock to Board of Trustees

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Elects Janna Bullock to Board of Trustees


(NEW YORK, NY – June 12, 2007)— Janna Bullock has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, it was announced today by William Mack, the Foundation’s Chairman. Ms. Bullock’s election took place at the June 6, 2007, meeting of the Board in Venice, Italy.

“The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation is delighted to welcome Janna Bullock to its Board of Trustees,” said Mr. Mack. “Janna is a dynamic and committed patron of the arts, and we look forward to working with her on the Board.”

“I am honored to become a member of the Board of the most sophisticated and international museum in the world,” said Ms. Bullock. “I will happily contribute all my efforts and energy to the prosperity and future of the Guggenheim.”

Ms. Bullock is the founder and President of RIGroup which, for more than 10 years, has completed signature restoration projects, and acts as an investor, developer and builder of real estate. RIGroup has offices in New York, Moscow, Paris and London. Ms. Bullock completed graduate work in comparative philosophy at St. Petersburg State University and received an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Ms. Bullock and RIGroup are committed supporters of the Guggenheim: in 2005 Ms. Bullock was a member of the Leadership Committee for the Guggenheim’s ground breaking exhibition, RUSSIA!, and, in 2006 RIGroup supported the Guggenheim International Gala. Currently RIGroup is the lead exhibition sponsor for the exhibition all in the present must be transformed: Matthew Barney and Joseph Beuys on view at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice through September 2, 2007.

Ms. Bullock is the chairwoman of the Jaze Art Foundation and is involved with numerous charitable organizations including The Society of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, The American Hospital in Paris Foundation, The Strang Cancer Prevention Center, Lighthouse International, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club. As a dedicated patron of Russian heritage, Ms. Bullock is the International Leadership Chairwoman of the Russian National Orchestra’s New York gala and a supporter of the Russian National Orchestra. She is currently working on the preservation of several churches in the historic city center of Konigsberg (Kaliningrad), Russia, and is supporting the publishing arm of the Russian Orthodox Church on the publication of ceremonial books for the Churches’ Anniversary. Ms. Bullock is also committed to cross cultural exchange. Earlier this year, RIGroup brought Matthew Barney’s Cremaster film series to the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

A passionate art collector, Ms. Bullock has assembled more than 4000 works by Russian artists from the late 19th century to the present day. Additionally, her collection includes 400 works by Western contemporary artists.

Ms. Bullock is the third trustee to be named to the Guggenheim Foundation Board in 2007. Earlier this year, Linda Macklowe and Amy Phelan were elected to the Board of Trustees of the Foundation.

June 12, 2007

Betsy Ennis, Public Affairs
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Telephone: 212 423 3842

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