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The Art Museum in a Changing Urban Environment
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The Art Museum in a Changing Urban Environment

Arnold Lehman is at the helm of a re-envisioned, and somewhat maverick, formerly traditional and European-style museum located in an urban area that is forever changing due to the emigration of old ethnic groups, the immigration of new ones, and the more recent wide-spread gentrification of Brooklyn. To be relevant to the greatest number of people in a community that is so diverse and ever-changing is not an easy task. It is a constant balancing act between elitism and populism, between scholarship and outreach, between collections and exhibitions, and between being relevant to the old and to the young. 

Dr. Lehman will address some of the challenges and opportunities faced by the Brooklyn Museum in a lecture that will present a unique occasion to hear his views on a subject of utmost importance for museums today. The lecture is free admission and will be held Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7 p.m. It will be held at Seton Hall University in the Beck Rooms of the Walsh Library on the ground floor.

This lecture is sponsored by the Robert Lehman Foundation, Inc. through the Edwin L. Weisl, Jr. Lectureships in Art History Fund.

For more information please contact:
Petra Chu
(973) 761-7966


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