Brooklyn Museum Announces New Trustees Amid Money Troubles

The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Museum announced three new trustees today, including what the Museum said was the first artist in recent times to serve on the board. The new trustees are New York Law School Professor Tamara C. Belinfanti, Forest City Ratner Executive Vice President David L. Berliner, and Brooklyn arist Fred Tomaselli, whose work has been shown at the Brooklyn Museum.

The three trustees will be grappling with some financial difficulties–a recent planned show of graffiti art, which was to have courted the sort of controversy the Museum has historically enjoyed (they do have Judy Chicago in the permanent collection!) was scuttled, reportedly due either to financial cutbacks or the potential loss of city money the museum could not afford to lose.

What can help the trustees rebuild? This calls for another season of the Brooklyn Museum-set reality show Work of Art!

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