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President of the Board of Trustees | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)


Arts patron and philanthropist Carolyn Clark Powers is President of the Board of Trustees at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Her recent major gift enabled free general admission to the museum. In honor of her ancestral home, considered the historic birthplace of Blues music, Carolyn co-created the Dockery Farms Foundation and is the Co-Chair of its Board of Directors. Among other roles, Carolyn is a board member of the Grammy Museum Foundation and the Kennedy Center National Committee for the Performing Arts. She has chaired the Americans for the Arts’ National Arts Awards, and is the namesake of its Carolyn Clark Powers Lifetime Achievement Award. Carolyn is a Leadership Circle Member of Visionary Women’s Advisory Board and an event Co-Chair for the Colleagues, funding the Children’s Institute Incorporated, and is a founder of The Painted Turtle, part of Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang camps. She executive produced the 2019 feature-length documentary, To Be of Service, streaming on Netflix. 


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Supporting the Arts in Crisis

Arts patron and philanthropist Carolyn Clark Powers on social responsibility of giving to the arts during our...
By Carolyn Clark Powers | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)