As the Brooklyn Museum means so much, and in so many different ways, to our audiences, these videos are an extraordinary reflection of both this diversity and of the enormous talent of our competitors. I’d be proud to have the Museum, its collection, and First Saturdays represented by any of the submitted videos, and I am thrilled by the selection of Mr. Cool, the Art Thief, and Off the Wall as our first winners! I am also deeply grateful to our volunteer judges, Christina Norman, Danny Simmons, and Patrick Amsellem for their great devotion to this difficult task. Congratulations to all and to all my sincere thanks. —Arnold Lehman, Director
Mr. Cool at the Brooklyn Museum
by Andrei Severny / Charles Grantham
Brooklyn Museum – “Art Thief”
by Matthew K.
Off the Wall
by Ralph Favilla / Louise Tiranoff
Runners up (in the order the date they were submitted)
Shelley Bernstein is the former Vice Director of Digital Engagement & Technology at the Brooklyn Museum where she spearheaded digital projects with public participation at their center. In the most recent example—ASK Brooklyn Museum—visitors ask questions using their mobile devices and experts answer in real time. She organized three award-winning projects—Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition, Split Second: Indian Paintings, GO: a community-curated open studio project—which enabled the public to participate in the exhibition process.
Shelley was named one of the 40 Under 40 in Crain's New York Business and her work on the Museum's digital strategy has been featured in the New York Times.
In 2016, Shelley joined the staff at the Barnes Foundation as the Deputy Director of Digital Initiatives and Chief Experience Officer.