Kenny Ackerman, Owner
After a long career as a successful trader, Kenny walked away, seeking another endeavor he could pursue with a true passion. He found it during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2003. Inspired by the paintings in the Impressionist and American Galleries, Kenny began studying, then collecting works of fine art. As a result, he has developed expertise in Impressionist & Modern, Contemporary, Post-war, and American Art. Says Kenny, “Not a day goes by that I’m not adding to my knowledge of 19th and 20th Century paintings. Bringing outstanding works of art into the lives of my clients is an incredible feeling. I do not look at it as work – it is my passion.”
Emily Altman, Director
With over 10 years experience in the art world, five years at The Museum of Modern Art and another five years at Christie’s, New York, Emily Altman brings a deep expertise of 19th and 20th Century art to Ackerman’s. Her passion for art began early while taking an art history class in high school, and continued through college where she earned a degree in Art History from Bucknell University and a Masters in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. After working as the Exhibitions Manager at Christie’s, she realized she wanted to engage more directly with clients, and use her knowledge and understanding of the art market to work with clients from all over the world to advise them on making the best decisions with their fine art purchases. Emily states “My favorite part of my role here at Ackerman’s is sharing my love of art with clients and
working with them to grow their collections.”
Brynn Hyland, Gallery Manager
Brynn began her career in the arts working at well-known art fairs such as Pulse Miami Beach, The Winter Antiques Show, and the Affordable Art Fair New York. It was this experience, plus her technological and managerial skills, that made Brynn a perfect fit as Gallery Manager at Ackerman’s. Brynn brings her love for art and people to the gallery everyday, and gets great satisfaction in working with clients. She is delighted to be an integral part of the Ackerman’s Fine Art team. Brynn states: “I’m excited to bring my managerial, technological, and interpersonal skills to a growing and unique business like Ackerman’s.”
Brynn graduated with a degree in Business Management and Art History from Fairfield University in 2016.