2013 Pinnacle Awards Honorees: Anne Hawley, Excellence in Arts & Education

The highly anticipated 2013 Pinnacle Awards is just one week away – as we prepare to celebrate the achievements and successes of eight dynamic women who are building excellence throughout Greater Boston and beyond. (Side note: There’s still time to register for the event; click here).

One of these eight women – Anne Hawley – is transforming the arts and humanities landscape both locally, and on the global scale. Today, we look at her impressive career – as this year’s recipient of the Pinnacle Awards Excellence in Arts & Education. Congrats Anne!

Anne Hawley is the Norma Jean Calderwood Director of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a cultural and civic institution focused on nurturing a new generation of talent in the arts and humanities. Hawley was appointed to the position in 1989 and has since worked to ensure the Museum’s legacy of patronage and innovation continues to thrive. She was also the driving force behind the Museum’s expansion and new addition that opened in early 2012. Prior to joining the Museum, Hawley founded the Cultural Education Collaborative, an organization dedicated to stimulating arts public policy and arts education, and served as the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities. She is deeply involved in her community, serving as a trustee on the boards of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Save Venice, Inc., and the Fenway Alliance of Boston.