Our dedicated committee

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Kristen Gresh

Kristen Gresh is the Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA).

Photo credit:  © Oswaldo Ruiz

She is the curator of Graciela Iturbide’s Mexico and She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, and the author of the exhibitions’ companion publications. Previously, Gresh lived in Paris and Cairo for 15 years where she worked as curator and taught history of photography. Recent publications include Life Magazine and the Power of Photography and contributions to Getting the Picture: The History & Visual Culture of the News (2015), The Photo Diary of John G. Morris (2010), and On Display: Visual Politics, Material Culture, and Public Education.

"I believe we need art more than ever now because of its healing power and ability to inspire new perspectives and bring people together." 


In this time of crisis that we are all living through in different ways, I am deeply grateful to healthcare workers for being on the frontlines of it all to get us through these unprecedented and uncertain times.

Adrien Meyer

Chairman, Global Private Sales, Christie’s
Co-Chairman – Impressionist & Modern Art

He is a lead auctioneer in New York, London, Paris, and Hong Kong. Adrien joined Christie’s in 2004 and six years later moved to the Impressionist & Modern Art department in New York.


Adrien successfully secured several game-changing consignments, some of which doubled the previous auction record for the artist. They are Alberto Giacometti’s “Diego en chemise écossaise” in 2013 which sold for $32 million; Manet’s “Le Printemps” in 2014 which was acquired by the Getty Museum for $65 million; and Max Beckman’s “Birds’ Hell” in 2017 which sold for $46 million. As a director and strategist for Impressionist & Modern Private Sales, Adrien also launched a series of innovative private selling exhibitions in Asia, where he gained the trust of today’s most prominent collectors. Adrien also rediscovered the private collection of Claude Monet and, with it, initiated the first Impressionist auction to take place in Hong Kong.


Adrien graduated from the Ecole du Louvre, Paris, where he specialized in Modern Art. He is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, German and English. The French Ministry of Justice granted Adrien the Commissaire-Priseur license allowing him to conduct auctions in Paris.

“Art is a way for humankind to create hope. It elevates us to a place where we find meaning.”

“Boston Medical Center has already saved friends of mine in the recent past. They need more help than ever now so I want to assist them in any possible way.”

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Gonzague de Montrichard

Equity Research Analyst at The Lynch Foundation, Boston

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Claire Avillach

 MD, MS Renal fellow, Instructor of Medicine at the Boston Medical Center, Boston

In this unprecedented crisis, Boston Medical Center’s most vulnerable patients are enduring an incredible challenge.  Facing an increasing number of patients with COVID 19, the hospital adapted in record time with maximum creativity and ingenuity to continue to optimize care and protect their caring frontline staff. This experience is emotionally and physically intense for frontline caregivers who now need your financial support more than ever before!  


"Your generosity will be felt by all and remembered by BMC as we uniquely care for our most needy…"

Jessica Nussenbaum

#Protectyourcaregiver Team Leader
Art Consultant - Cultural Events Planner

Jessica is an art consultant and cultural events planner based in Cambridge.

She specializes in helping cultural and educational institutions organize events (conferences, exhibits, talks, fundraising) with a focus on the arts.

She holds a Masters’ Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University (NY) and Sciences-Po (Paris) and a BA in Art History from Brandeis University. She has been working in the art world for over fifteen years and has held positions with the Centre Pompidou and Christie’s.

She initiated the #Protect your caregiver online auction for the benefit of the first responders who fight against Covid-19 on a daily basis.

“Generosity and art will help us imagine a new future”.

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Eléonore Barthouil

#Protectyourcaregiver Team
Marketing & Communication Consultant

After 12 years as a consultant in a media agency in Paris, she moved to Shanghai in 2015 and launched a designer online concept store.

She holds a Masters degree in Marketing (IAE Aix en Provence) and a Bachelor degree in International Law, Economics and Management (Paris Dauphine).

In 2018, she moved to Boston where she continues to analyze the best practices in marketing and communication and collaborates as a consultant.

Eleonore is used to working in digital multicultural environments and participates in projects close to her heart.

As the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the fragility of our health systems, in the short run, hospitals and caregivers need our support. Joining the team #protectyourcaregiver was obvious because, "To act locally is to act effectively". Here, with the Boston Medical Center.

“Today, Art is at the service of the human cause, since it is an expression of our thoughts and our emotions.”

Magali Foucher Bruxelle

#Protectyourcaregiver Team

Magali is French based in Boston since 2019, she lived before in Tucson, Arizona.

She volunteers in several non profit organizations.

She is passionate about travel, photography and art. 

This project seemed essential to her, which is why she was totally eager to participate in supporting the medical profession.

"It seemed essential to me to participate in this project in support of the medical profession fighting day to day."

"Art is the best escape in these difficult times."

 

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