Dorothy Dunn is a creative leader and catalyst, cultural producer and educator. Working with the Smithsonian Institution, The Carnegie Corporation of New York, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Buckminster Fuller Institute, The Rubin Museum of Art, the Philip Johnson Glass House, and AIGA, among others, Dunn is recognized for launching organizations, experiences, cross-disciplinary programs, partnerships and products that promote positive engagement and stimulate creative leadership and action.
Dunn was the founding Director of America: Now and Here, a pioneering venture to position art (including visual art, poetry, film, music and theater) as a catalyst for civil dialogue in communities across the country. Working closely with artist Eric Fischl, Dunn led a national team to build a new non-profit organization and to produce the project, including strategic and fundraising plans, producing all creative content (including publications, films, installations, music), interpretation and visitor engagement strategies, programs, products, and community and academic partnerships.
Previously, Dunn was Director of Visitor Experience and Fellowships for the public opening of The Philip Johnson Glass House, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There, she produced Glass House Conversations, a two-year series of salons exploring themes relevant to culture, preservation, science, education and leadership which were documented and expanded through an interactive web site. She also produced Design Literacy Retreat, and Openings (a series of short films), the Glass House Oral History Project, and all visitor engagement and interpretation strategies.