Dorothy Dunn is a recognized cultural leader and producer of exhibitions, programs, events, and products. She has worked with the Smithsonian Institution, Philip Johnson Glass House, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Buckminster Fuller Institute, The Rubin Museum of Art, and The Carnegie Corporation, among others. Recognized as a dynamic leader and creative catalyst, she envisions and crafts experiences and partnerships that offer engagement and foster positive action. Her positions have included founding Director of America: Now and Here, Director of Visitor Experience at The Philip Johnson Glass House, Director of Education at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Director of Education at the University Museums, Iowa State University, and Director of Education at the Bennington Museum in Bennington, VT.
Dorothy was the recipient of the inaugural Smithsonian Education Achievement Award in 2004 in recognition of her leadership building Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum's educational vision, conceiving and launching innovative program models and establishing institutional partnerships. During 2005 and 2006, Dunn was Director of Programs at AIGA, the professional association for design, where she repositioned the International Design Conference at Aspen, the world's oldest forum for business and design leaders. Dunn is on the Board of Open House New York and an advisor to the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art and The Aldrich Museum of Art. She is also actively engaged in the management of her family's Illinois farm where she raises black walnut trees as a sustainable source for timber