Remembering Dorothy Lichtenstein

The members of the Studio in a School Association Board of Directors and staff mourn the passing of our beloved friend, Dorothy Lichtenstein. Dorothy was a dedicated board member since 2000, and she held leadership roles that helped make Studio what it is today. Most prominently, Dorothy served as Vice Chair of Studio Institute since its inception in 2017. She championed all of the Institute’s programs, engaged warmly with staff at all levels and helped to shepherd the national profile of the organization. Along with Studio’s founder Agnes Gund, Dorothy helped develop Studio’s “Print Club,” a series of limited edition prints by renowned artists to benefit Studio.

Dorothy was a devoted advocate for visual art education, and her commitment to Studio’s mission never wavered. She led through kindness and was passionate about helping the children and young people we serve through all of Studio’s programs, internships, and scholarships. Dorothy had a keen love for art and a genuine appreciation for the artists who creatively engage with our partner school communities.

Tom Cahill, President of Studio Institute, said, “I feel so fortunate to have worked with Dorothy as the founding chair of the Studio Institute. I will miss her guidance and welcoming spirit and will be forever grateful for her friendship.”

Agnes Gund said, “Dorothy was an extraordinary friend and cherished board member. Her dedication to the organization and desire to help were boundless – she was a beacon of light and steadfast support. The world is darker without Dorothy in it.”

Dorothy’s passing is a significant loss to Studio as well as to the art world.  Her open heart and creative mind will be deeply missed.

All of us at Studio in a School extend condolences to David and Mitchell Lichtenstein, and all of Dorothy’s family and friends.