Anne Pasternak, current president and artistic director of the New York-based arts nonprofit Creative Time, will take the helm of the Brooklyn Museum, succeeding Arnold Lehman, who has held the post since 1997.
“Anne is one of the most dynamic and creative forces in the art world today,” said Lehman in a press announcement released today. “I expect that once her extraordinary experience and energies are connected to the exciting, inclusive brand and treasures of the Brooklyn Museum, the blend will be ‘dynamite’! I’ve known Anne for 30 years, and she is the right person to lead the museum into the future.”
“I am humbled and deeply honored to follow in the footsteps of Arnold Lehman, a trailblazing director who has led the Brooklyn Museum to prominence with ambitious programming, an ethos of inclusion, and a great love of the Museum’s permanent collections,” stated Anne Pasternak, who has led Creative Time for more than 20 years, in the release. “With a distinguished history, an experienced leadership team, a forward-thinking staff, and a bold mission, the Museum is extremely well positioned to go even further as a place for great art, learning, and civic vibrancy—in Brooklyn and beyond.”
Pasternak was born in West Hartford, Conn. in 1964. She will assume the directorship on Sept. 1, 2015.