BARRY J. ALPERIN is President Emeritus and a Life Trustee of the Jewish Museum in New York City where he has been Co-Chair of the Museum’s Exhibition Committee for the past five years. In that position, he and the full Committee serve in a consultatory relationship to the Museum’s curatorial staff, as potential exhibitions enter and move through the Museum’s planning and execution processes.
Mr. Alperin holds degrees from Dartmouth College, The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and Harvard Law School. He practiced law in New York City for over 20 years, after which he became a senior executive officer of one of his clients, Hasbro, Inc., one of the worlds largest toy companies, ultimately serving as Vice Chairman of the Company. At Hasbro, he was a Director and part of the senior management team, responsible for new ventures, world wide acquisitions and general overall management. Since retiring from Hasbro, he has served a director of numerous public and private companies in diverse industries such as medical and dental product distribution, marine construction, organic and natural foods manufacture and sale, fast casual dining and investment banking. He has also served on the boards of numerous not-for-profit organizations.
Mr. Alperin, together with his wife, collect a wide range of art forms, including photographs, paintings, glass works and works based in various soft materials. He and his wife live in New York City and spend many hours visiting galleries and attending art shows.