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Brooklyn Museum Elects Barbara M. Vogelstein to Chair its Board of Trustees

The Brooklyn Museum has announced that, as of today, Barbara M. Vogelstein will succeed Elizabeth A. Sackler as chair of the institution’s board of trustees.

Vogelstein, who served on the board from 2001 to 2010 and again since 2015, said, “I am delighted to join Anne Pasternak, the Shelby White and Leon Levy director of the museum, as she takes us on a new trajectory. Anne’s vision and energy, combined with a passionate board, will make the museum one to watch going forward.” Vogelstein has nearly three decades of experience in private equity investing. She has worked at Warburg, Pincus & Co. and Apax Partners & Co. She also serves on the boards of Vassar College, the School of American Ballet, Grand Teton Music Festival, and Third Way. She assisted in the search for the museum’s new director, and she and her husband endowed the museum’s position of curator of contemporary art in 2005.

Sackler, the founder of the institution’s Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which will celebrate its tenth anniversary in 2017, will remain on the board. Director Anne Pasternak said, “Sackler is a trailblazer who has had a singular impact on the museum since joining its board in 2000—from creating the internationally renowned Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, which houses Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party, 1974–1979, to initiating the Sackler Center First Awards, and creating public programs devoted to social justice.”