About bclee+company

She is a passionate advocate for the arts, both locally and nationally.

Barbara Cole Lee

In 2006, she launched bclee+company, her own art consulting and interior design business, specializing in contemporary art. Barbara designs art spaces, as well as purchases and installs art for large multi-use office buildings, high-end residential properties, apartment complexes, corporate and executive offices.

Barbara has been an enthusiastic art collector for over 25 years. After a business career in Human Resources, she became active in the arts community, serving on the following boards: Governor/School of the Museum Fine Arts, Boston, National Council Co-Chair/Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, National Council/Aspen Art Museum, Overseer/Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Board/Anderson Ranch Art Center, Aspen, Co., Rose Art Museum/Brandeis University, American Repertory Theater at Harvard University, and the Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation.

She travels globally to attend art fairs, such as Art Basel-Miami, Armory Show-New York, Berlin Forum, Venice Biennale, Frieze-London and New York, to source the latest and best in contemporary art. She has relationships with artists and galleries all around the world that helps her cast a wide net of possibilities, at all price points, to meet the varying needs of her clients.

Barbara knows art, and understands people and spaces. She will find art that speaks to you, and enhances your home. Working with Barbara is a joy!

Private Residential Client

We challenged Barbara’s expertise and creativity to advise us on art for our home that has expansive walls and high ceilings. She has been doing an amazing job for us and understanding our diverse art needs.

Private Residential Client

Barbara is formidably talented. She has great creativity, energy, imagination and a sixth sense about how to enliven spaces. She has incredible access to resources, both for blue chip artists, as well as talented emerging artists. The work she presents brings uniqueness, sparkle and, where appropriate, humor to our buildings. She’s a lot of fun to work with.

Real Estate Development & Investment Company

Barbara understands our needs and aesthetics, but she also helps us stretch and explore new things. As a result, our art collection provides us endless joy and inspiration. And we have so much fun working with her. It is always an adventure.

Private Residential Client

Barbara has an incredible eye and selected art for our hotel that is distinctive and impactful. Guests frequently comment on the pieces.

Nantucket Hotel