News Recap: May 22, 2015

Weekly recap of art world news.

Brooklyn Museum Exterior ©Brooklyn Museum via Wikimedia Commons 

Brooklyn Museum Exterior ©Brooklyn Museum via Wikimedia Commons 

Anne Pasternak Named New Director of The Brooklyn Museum
Beginning September 1, Anne Pasternak will assume directorship of The Booklyn Museum. Pasternak will succeed Arnold L. Lehman, who is retiring after serving as the museum’s director for 18 years. For the past 20 years Anne Pasternak has served as president and artistic director of Creative Time. In her new role Ms. Pasternak will oversee the museum’s entire collection of over 1 million works, and a full-time staff of 308.
Read the full story (New York Times)

Telephoto Lens Causes Major Bicycle Accident during the Tour of Italy
A spectator at the Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s major cycling races, caused a crash by hanging his DSLR camera and telephoto lens too far into the road. One cyclist slammed into the lens, falling off of his bike and caused a chain reaction that resulted in injuries. One cyclist suffered a broken arm and another has a dislocated shoulder.
Read the full story (Peta Pixel)

Chrysler Museum Curator Amy Brandt Dies at 37
After a valiant struggle with her health, Amy Brandt passed away on Friday, May 15. She had served as curator of modern and contemporary art of the Chrysler Museum since the position was creation in 2011. In her few years as curator Brandt oversaw the Museum’s entire post-1945 collection and curated a dozen exhibitions. Described as passionate and academically distinguished, Brandt was considered a bright spark in the new generation of art historians.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)