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Brooklyn Museum Elects Barbara M. Vogelstein As Board Chair


Barbara M. Vogelstein.


The Brooklyn Museum has announced that Barbara M. Vogelstein will be replacing Elizabeth A. Sackler as chair of the board of trustees, effective June 10. Vogelstein had been a member of the board from 2001 through 2010, and she and her husband, John, helped endow funds to create the position of curator of contemporary art at the museum in 2005, according to a news release. She rejoined the board again in 2015, helping to lead the search for the Brooklyn Museum’s new director last year, which led to the hiring of Anne Pasternak.

Sackler, who founded the eponymous Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum, will continue to serve on the board and its executive committee, the museum said.

“It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve as Board Chair and lead the Brooklyn Museum through its transition, when our outstanding new director, Anne Pasternak, took the helm in 2015,” Sackler said in a statement. “I am thrilled that my successor, Barbara Vogelstein, will see us through a new phase of growth.”

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