The Best Way to Get Things Done: An Interview with Suzanne Deal Booth in the NYU IFA Alumni Newsletter

Alumna Suzanne Deal Booth, a former IFA Trustee, is a philanthropist, art advisor, collector, and vintner, and generously supports the Suzanne Deal Booth Fellowship in conservation at the IFA. She co-founded the Friends of Heritage Preservation in 1998 and serves as the director of the organization—a small private group dedicated to protecting and preserving cultural and artistic heritage. She currently serves on the boards of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Te Menil Collection, the American Friends of the Centre Pompidou, Ballroom Marfa, Te Contemporary Austin, and the Calder Foundation. In 2003, after she spent a year living in Rome with her young family, the Suzanne Deal Booth Rome Prize Fellowship for Historic Preservation and Conservation was created at the American Academy in Rome and has awarded annual fellowships ever since. Deal Booth’s current endeavors include establishing and cultivating Bella Oaks, an organic vineyard and olive orchard in Napa Valley, CA. Former Deal Booth Fellow Celeste Mahoney conducted and edited this interview.

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