Alice Negley “Lisa” Dorn, Texas arts philanthropist, has died, aged 69

Alice Negley "Lisa" Dorn

The Texas-based philanthropist Alice Negley "Lisa" Dorn, has died at age 69. Dorn comes from a long line of arts patrons, and the Whitney Museums directorship is named for her grandmother, Alice Pratt Brown. Her death was announced by the non-profit Texas art institution Ballroom Marfa, which was co-founded in 2003 by Lisas daughter, Fairfax Dorn, who also sits on the board of trustees at the Whitney.

“Lisa was a wonderful, stalwart, and steadfast supporter of arts and culture,” says Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitneys director. “Her enthusiasm and drive helped to spark Fairfaxs initiative to create Ballroom Marfa.”

“Lisa did so much for Ballroom and really for institutions across the US,” says Ballroom Marfas development director Peyton Gardner, “Shes been a long time supporter and Texas has such a great philanthropic landscape for the arts because of people like her.”

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