Anne Pasternak, Director of the Brooklyn Museum
“I find it easier to lead a large group of people than a small one. In a small group you’re a family, so there’s a lot of dysfunction and fewer people to do things. In a big group you can really mobilize them to do incredible things.”
She is the first female director of the museum, which is second in size only to the MET and has a collection that includes over a million works of art. Having formerly served as Artistic Director and President of Creative Time, which commissions public art projects, Anne’s selection was unique in that she had never previously held a museum role.
“Art doesn’t have to just be joyous and hopeful. It can also tell us very difficult truths about ourselves. Artists don’t shy away from the realities of history. They reflect them.”
CulturedMag, photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders