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Lynne Kortenhaus

Chair, Boston Art Commission

Lynne Kortenhaus is president and CEO of Kortenhaus Communications, Boston’s leading luxury lifestyle public relations firm for 25 years. In this capacity, Kortenhaus works with a number of real estate developers, retailers, and hospitality leaders to design signature programs to launch and build brands in Boston. Prior to establishing her firm, Kortenhaus was a corporate art consultant, appraiser, and New England director of Phillips International Fine Art Auctioneers. Educated in the visual arts at Rhode Island School of Design, Kortenhaus has both a BFA and MFA in printmaking which she continues to practice today.

Through this work, Kortenhaus has advised clients on art installations, both new acquisitions and curating existing collections. She has been the fine arts curator for The Ritz-Carlton Hotels from 1984 to present. Kortenhaus is co-chair of the board of The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, a director of the Citi Performing Arts Center, and a director of the Back Bay Association. She is a Director’s Circle member of the ICA. She lives in Charlestown in a historic c. 1853 Greek Revival mansion built by William Caban and once the home of Eugene L. Norton, a one-time state senator and the 10th Mayor of Charlestown during the late 1860s.

Kortenhaus was nominated for the Boston Art Commission by the Boston Public Library.