5 QUESTIONS WITH SUZANNE DEAL BOOTH
ARTS ADVOCATE, ADVISOR, AND COLLECTOR
AUSTIN, TX & NAPA, CA
Suzanne Deal Booth, an arts advocate, advisor and collector, has long been committed to the recognition, preservation and conservation of visual arts and cultural heritage. A native of Texas, Deal Booth graduated cum laude with a degree in art history from Rice University followed by a Master of Arts in art history and conservation from New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and Conservation Center. As a work/study student at Rice and NYU, she had the opportunity to work directly under the tutelage of art collector and philanthropist Dominique de Menil. This marked the beginning of a meaningful exposure to sophisticated cultural patronage, and has served as an ongoing inspiration throughout Deal Booth’s career and life. While in NYC, she worked with the artist James Turrell on his Skyspace at MoMA’s PS1, and later assisted on his installation at the Whitney Museum of American Art.