Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky Endow Two New Curatorial Positions at the Met

the metropolitan museum of art1 Daniel and Estrellita B. Brodsky Endow Two New Curatorial Positions at the Met

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Daniel Brodksy, the Metropolitan Museum’s chairman, and his wife Estrellita, a scholar of Latin American art, have endowed two new curatorial positions in the department of modern and contemporary art at the Met. The Estrellita B. Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art will specialize in 20th and 21st century art from Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and South America; the Daniel Brodksy Associate Curator of Architecture and Design will be responsible for the museum’s holdings in “architecture- and design-related objects.” According to the Met, “This expansion of curatorial staff provides major support for the department’s broadened programming in both the main building and the Marcel Breuer-designed building on Madison Avenue that will be vacated by the Whitney Museum in 2015 and subsequently occupied by the Met.”

In a statement, the museum’s director and CEO, Thomas P. Campbell, said, “The new curator for modern and contemporary Latin American art will complement the work of recently appointed curators for art of the ancient Americas and for Colonial Latin American art. This will provide curatorial continuity here for the artistic traditions of the Americas, particularly Latin America, more substantially than ever before. It is also worth noting that the architecture and design curatorship is a new position for the Met, casting fresh light on an area of scholarship and increasing public interest that affects us profoundly in our day-to-day lives.”