Jeanne and Michael Klein with Matthew Drutt
Jeanne and Michael Klein’s passionate interest in the visual arts is a consuming endeavor, both from the standpoint of private collecting and museum activities.
The Kleins’ stellar collection includes minimal and conceptual art, innovative and adventurous video work, as well as commissioned interior and exterior site-specific installations by artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Ernesto Neto, and James Turrell. Other of the Kleins’ discerning and bold acquisitions include works by Janine Antoni, Teresita Fernandez, Jim Hodges, Roy McMakin, Bruce Nauman, George Ohr, Kiki Smith, and Richard Tuttle.
Recently, the Kleins have embarked on a program at the University of Texas to build a collection of contemporary art for the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art.
Jeanne Klein is currently on the Board of Artpace in San Antonio, Texas. She also serves on the Advisory Council for the School of Education and the Jack Blanton Museum at the University of Texas. Michael Klein is a Board member of SITE Santa Fe and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C. He also serves on the Development Board of the University of Texas and the Advisory Council of the University of Texas Press.
Since 2006, Matthew J. W. Drutt has served as Executive Director of Artpace in San Antonio, Texas. Drutt oversees Artpace’s international artist-in-residence program, selects guest curators, and produces exhibitions for Artpace’s Hudson (Show) Room including presentations of David Adjaye and Kehinde Wiley.
Before joining Artpace, Drutt served as Chief Curator at the Menil Collection, Houston, TX, where he organized notable exhibitions of works by Robert Gober, Olafur Eliasson, and Vik Muniz. Prior to the Menil, he was Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, NY and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Art.