Israel Museum Director Named One of 50 Most Influential People in the Art World in 2010


JERUSALEM.- Israel Museum Director James S. Snyder has been included in a prestigious list of the 100 most influential people in the art world compiled annually by the Journal des Arts, the French sister-edition of The Art Newspaper. American-born Snyder was ranked 46th on the power list, which includes, among others, collectors Eli Broad and Leonard Lauder; museum directors Glenn Lowry of The Museum of Modern Art and Neil MacGregor of the British Museum; artists Damien Hirst and Anish Kapoor; architects Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid; designers Ron Arad and Philippe Starck; and gallerists Larry Gagosian and Arne Glimcher. James S. Snyder has served as the Anne and Jerome Fisher Director of the Israel Museum since 1997. Under his leadership, the Museum recently completed a comprehensive $100-million, three-year campus renewal project. Designed by James Carpenter Design Associates, New York, and Efrat-Kowalsky Architect