Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman has issued an update to his April letter about the measures the Museum has taken to address the current economic crisis. His letter today concerns what the Museum has had to do in regards to our wonderful staff. Sadly, there have been layoffs in departments across the Museum. As valued friends of the Museum, I want to draw your attention to this update. Again, Arnold’s letter articulates how important it is for the Museum to continue to operate as a vibrant and meaningful place for all of us.
Judith Paska is the Vice Director of Development at the Brooklyn Museum. Judith joined the Brooklyn Museum in 2000 after serving as Senior Development Officer at the Cleveland Museum of Art since 1995. There she managed fundraising, government relations, volunteer initiatives, community relations, and audience development. Prior to her five-year tenure at the Cleveland Museum, Judith served as Director of Development Communications for The Cleveland Play House, a professional regional theater, and President of The Lamb Group, a company specializing in planning and development for not-for-profit clients. She holds a B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and an M.A. in art history from the University of California at Berkeley, where she completed doctoral-level studies in late 19th- and early 20th-century European art.