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Karen Keane

Karen Keane...Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Skinner, Inc.

As CEO of Skinner, Karen Keane oversees the operation of one of the leading premier auction houses in the nation. Under her skillful direction, Skinner has grown from a New England specialty auction house to a viable player in the international art and auction marketplace. Karen was instrumental in Skinner establishing a world-class auction gallery in downtown Boston, and the company's expansion into specialty areas including Fine Musical Instruments, Science & Technology, Rare Books & Manuscripts, and Judaica.

Karen Keane

Although recognized for her business acumen, Karen is also a highly versatile art and antiques specialist with a broad knowledge in a number of areas of fine and decorative arts. Surrounded by fine art and antiques at an early age, she brings a lifetime of experience and passion to her appreciation of American and European furniture and decorative arts, Asian arts, American and European paintings, sculpture and more.

Karen earned a Master's degree form Boston University, is a regular contributor to art and antiques publications, symposiums and web sites, including the Boston Globe, Boston Magazine, Art & Auction, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Antiques Magazine. She also lectures and conducts benefit auctions and appraisals for major fine art and non-profit institutions nationwide. A strong supporter of the arts and a vocal advocate for the preservation of antiquities, Karen is a benefit auctioneer for the AIDS Action Committee, Massachusetts College of Art and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. Karen is a corporate member of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and a major supporter of the American Folk Art Museum. She also serves on the Board of Overseers for the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Karen Keane is available for speeches, workshops and group appraisal sessions through the MasterMedia Speakers Bureau.

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