The Easel

On Leaving the Brooklyn Museum After 17 Years: An Interview with Arnold Lehman

Those galleries with the most fabulous collections tend to hog the headlines. Brooklyn Museum is a substantial municipal institution but not one of the fabled elite. Notwithstanding that, it is an interesting voice: “…the attendance here is something like 40% people of colour… My goal has always been to mirror the demographic composition of the communities that surround us… I mean, this is our democratic base, our tax base, our commitment base.”