Farewell to Our Friend, Caroline Macomber

It is as though I can hear Caroline Macomber’s inimitable greeting: “Hello there!” Her dear friend, Louisa Duemling, captured Caroline’s voice, her strength, her elegance, and intelligence so accurately—pitch perfect—at the funeral on February 1.  Caroline’s sudden death is a terrible blow felt deeply by her fellow trustees and the Phillips staff that came to know and admire her profoundly over years. She continues to inspire us to move beyond sadness to work with passion and vigor for this institution she so well loved.

Dorothy Kosinski, Director

Caroline Macomber and I deep in conversation about a David Smith sculpture together at last year's Art & Innovation Summit. Photo: James R. Brantley