Elizabeth A. Sackler Named Chair of Brooklyn Museum

Elizabeth A. Sackler has been appointed chair of the board of the Brooklyn Museum. Sackler, who happens to be the first woman to serve that position in the museum’s almost two-hundred-year history, was named to the board in 2000; in 2007 she founded the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art that features Judy Chicago’s The Dinner Party. Robin Pogrebin of the New York Times reports that she succeeds John S. Tamagni, who acted as chairman for the past three years. Said Sackler: “The Brooklyn [museum] is ready to completely take off and I really look forward to being at the helm. Brooklyn has been sort of the stepchild to Manhattan museums for maybe seventy-five years and it’s just not going to be the case anymore.”