Denise Littlefield Sobel

WILLIAMSTOWN — Williams School graduate Denise Littlefield Sobel was just lately chosen to function chair of the Clark Art Institute’s board of trustees, the primary girl to serve in that place.

The New York Metropolis resident has served on the board since 2014 and is a philanthropist with a longstanding curiosity within the visible and performing arts. She has been a member of a number of board committees for The Clark and, most just lately, served as vice chair from 2021–22. Sobel has additionally taken a management function in supporting a variety of exhibitions at The Clark.

A local of San Francisco, Sobel can be an energetic supporter of a variety of cultural venues throughout the nation, supporting exhibitions and programming at a number of museums throughout the nation. She is an energetic supporter of Jacob’s Pillow Dance Competition in Becket, and has additionally served because the vice chair of the American Associates of Les Étés de la Danse, a Paris-based summer season dance competition.

In 2019, the French authorities offered Sobel with the nation’s highest civilian honor, naming her a Chevalier of the Légion d’honneur in recognition of her extraordinary contributions to French tradition.

In 2013, Sobel created the Tikkun Olam Basis, of which she serves as president, specializing in girls’s well being, gender justice and reproductive rights points.

She was among the many first girls to graduate from Williams in 1975 and has supported many initiatives on the faculty.