Benjamin Grant

Director, President

Benjamin Grant is city planner, urban designer, curator, and teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. He spent over a decade at SPUR, the urban policy research organization, where he served as Urban Design Policy Director, leading research on physical planning, public space and urban design. He is the author of numerous reports and studies on subjects that include retrofitting suburbs for walkability, the evolution of the Bay Area workplace, the shape of regional growth, and managing public open space.

He led the development and implementation of the Ocean Beach Master Plan, an award-winning climate adaptation strategy for San Francisco’s open coast, and is currently engaged in planning for sea level rise adaptation along the San Francisco Bay shoreline with Sitelab Urban Studio.

He has curated numerous exhibitions as co-founder of city|space, a nonprofit cultural organization, and for the SPUR Urban Center, where he produced Agents of Change, a history of Bay Area Urbanism. He has taught urban history and design at UC Berkeley, San Jose State University, and the San Francisco Art Institute.

Natasha Boas, Ph.D.

Natasha Boas, Ph.D., is a French American independent curator, art historian, and scholar based in San Francisco and Paris. A strong contemporary curatorial presence in the global artworld, Dr. Boas has been curating for over 25 years for institutions such as the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archives, the Centre Pompidou, the Yale Art Gallery, and the Grey Art Museum NYU, as well as major galleries and artist spaces in New York , Paris, and San Francisco. Dr. Boas has elevated the scholarship of recent Bay Area art history through her critically acclaimed exhibitions and publications on the late 20th century San Francisco Mission School artists Alicia McCarthy, Ruby Neri, Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, and Margaret Kilgallen. Throughout her curatorial and writing practices, she excavates artists and art historical materials, with specific interest in multiple modernities, transnationality, and unconventional archives for the purpose of realigning the ways in which artists and artworks have been represented. Dr. Boas has authored numerous publications and catalogues and is a regular contributor to Frieze, Hyperallergic, and The Believer. She maintains a teaching practice at the California College of Art and University of California, Berkeley. She was a recent consultant for the Maeght Foundation and the Bibliothèque Kandinsky, a BAMPFA trustee, a Yale Graduate School Alumni Association board member, and currently sits on the board of the McSweeney’s Publishing Company in San Francisco. Dr. Boas earned her Ph.D. from Yale University with a specialty in Surrealism, Modernism, and 20th-century avant-garde movements.

Karin Breuer

Karin Breuer is the recently retired Curator in Charge of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She joined the Museums in 1985 as Assistant Curator and, over the past thirty-eight years, curated more than forty exhibitions at the Legion of Honor and the de Young on subjects as diverse as Richard Diebenkorn’s prints, Henri Matisse’s artist books, and Japanese ukiyo-e.

From 1992–1995 she directed the curatorial effort of the Achenbach Collection Management Project, a massive computer inventory of the collection.  In 2002, she was named Curator of Contemporary Graphic Art and Curator of New de Young planning. For the de Young project, she served as coordinator of the art installation for the 300,000 square foot museum.

In 2007, she succeeded Robert Johnson as Achenbach Curator in Charge. Her FAMSF publication projects include The Expressionist Era in Germany 1900-1933 (1990), Thirty-five Years at Crown Point Press (1997), An American Focus: The Anderson Graphic Arts Collection (2000), Japanesque: The Japanese Print in the Era of Impressionism (2010), Ed Ruscha and the Great American West (2016), Ed Hardy: Deeper than Skin (2019), and Floating World to Modern World: Japanese Prints in Transition (2022).

Breuer received her B.A. in Art History from Stanford University and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Rob Hallman

Director, Secretary

Rob Hallman is a Vice President in LinkedIn’s Legal Department, where he leads a team supporting LinkedIn’s Product, AI, Engineering, Business Development and Marketing organizations. Before joining LinkedIn in 2014, Rob was a partner at the law firm of Arnold & Porter. Rob also completed post-graduate degrees and professional certification in Byzantine Studies and Museum Studies at New York University, and was a Research Associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where he worked on two major exhibitions of Byzantine Art and helped plan new permanent galleries housing the Museum’s collection of Byzantine Art.

Morgann Trumbull

Director, Treasurer

Morgann Trumbull is a fine arts professional with expertise in Post-War and Contemporary Art. She specializes in curation, collections management, archival studies, publications, appraisals, and artist relations. Ms. Trumbull worked for Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco from 2013 to 2023, where she was a director for six years. Prior to Berggruen, Ms. Trumbull  worked at Bonhams Auctioneers in San Francisco in the Modern & Contemporary and Print departments. Ms. Trumbull is currently serving her seventh year as a Director on the board of the Achenbach Graphic Arts Council (AGAC) at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. She has also served on the board of the San Francisco Art Dealers Association. Ms. Trumbull has collaborated on many catalogue raisonné and research projects for the Richard Diebenkorn Foundation, the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Willem de Kooning Foundation, the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, the Estate of Nathan Oliveira, and the Wayne Thiebaud Foundation. She has assisted with retrospective exhibitions for many of the aforementioned artist foundations, as well as for Chuck Close, Bridget Riley and Peter Saul. Ms. Trumbull earned her B.A. in Art History, with a minor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, from Santa Clara University.