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.
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