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Lynn Hanke

Lynn is a Trustee of the Yale Library Associates. Lynn’s professional interests follow her life-long passion for art, culture and travel. She is presently producer, archivist and “otherwise general catalyst” for a number of theatre and film productions, including the 2008 independent film, “Gilbert and George,” a documentary on the famous British contemporary artists, premiered at the Yale Center for British Art, and covering forty years of the pair’s unique career. Lynn’s firm, Polaris Arts, Ltd., a New York- based media production company, was co-founded in 1989 by Lynn and her husband, G. F. Robert (Rob) Hanke, Yale ’60. Lynn and Rob are generous contributors to Yale, supporting the Library, the visual and dramatic arts, the Class of 1960, various Yale sports, and they are members of the Friends of British Art (Yale Center for British Art). Lynn ‘s career followed an education that included the Chapin School in New York; Franklin College in Lugano, Switzerland; The New School University in New York; and New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. Lynn served as Assistant to the Director for the Acquavella Galleries in New York, and now collaborates with international artists, actors, writers and sports figures. Lynn reports that the family tradition continues with one of her children declaring a strong interest in becoming an architect. Lynn adds, “I am often asked why I did not become an artist. I feel I have been sculpting with people, family and friends to cast beauty and joy into life.”