Tom of Finland Erotic Art Foundation


2006 Lifetime Achievement Recipient


Harvey S. Shipley Miller has an extensive career as a foundation trustee and philanthropist. After receiving a B.A. degree at Swarthmore College, he went on to receive a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1973. In addition, he did graduate coursework in art history at Harvard University.

Recent awards include: “Diploma of Merit” from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, June 2002 (1st non-Russian to receive this award), Saint Petersburg and the City of Philadelphia Award in recognition of Distinguished Civic Service (1997).

Among his publications are: Milton Avery: Drawings and Paintings, 1976 and New Spaces: Exploring the Aesthetic Dimensions of Holography, 1979.

Based at The Judith Rothschild Foundation (Sole Trustee), he is currently active with: The Museum of Modern Art (Trustee, Trustees' Committees on Drawing and on Prints and Illustrated Books); Philadelphia Museum of Art (Vice Chairman of Board of Trustees Executive Committee, Chair 125th Anniversary gifts campaign, 2001 Fund Cabinet, Prints, Drawing & Photographs Advisory Committee); University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing (Board of Overseers); The Arcadia Foundation (treasurer), Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation (Secretary); National Gallery of Art (Trustees' Council); The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Visiting Committees for Departments of Nineteenth-Century, Modern, and Contemporary Art and of Photographs); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Charter Member, The Drawings Group); Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art (Drawings Committee), Hammer Museum, LA (Board of Overseers); The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, FL (Founding Trustee); Georges Pompidou Art and Culture Foundation (Board of Directors and Executive Committee), Paris; The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (Fellow), The Highlands Historical Society (Advisory Board); The Pierpont Morgan Library (Fellow); Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Trustee Emeritus); Ursinus College (Trustee); Museum of Contemporary Art (Miami) (Horary Trustee); The Point Foundation (Trustee); Whitney Museum of American Art (Committee on Drawings); Collections Committee of the Harvard University Art Museums (Member); Salzburg Festival Society (Directory); Modern and Contemporary Collectors Committee, the Morgan Library & Museum (Member).