Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences


Taube Philanthropies congratulates Dr. Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Chief Curator of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, on her election to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences this April.

Established in 1780, the Academy is one of the oldest honorary societies and a leading center for policy research in the United States. Election to the Academy is considered one of the nation's highest honors. Among its founders and members were such luminaries as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., Margaret Mead, and John Updike. Today, there are 250 Nobel Prize and 60 Pulitzer Prize winners among the Academy's members.

Regarding this honor, Taube Philanthropies chairman Tad Taube said, "I can think of no other person more deserving of being elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Barbara is an unparalleled scholar and leader. It has been a true honor to work closely with her in the creation of the world-class POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. She will be an asset to the Academy in its mission of addressing critical challenges facing our global society."

Photo: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

Photo: POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

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