By Brooklyn Reader

March 17, 2015, 5:45 pm


Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 5.45.07 PMOn Thursday, March 24, Brooklyn Historical Society will hold a special farewell meeting and discussion for two culture leaders in Central Brooklyn who are retiring: Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), where she has worked since 1979; and Arnold Lehman, director of the Brooklyn Museum, where he has served in this capacity since 1997.

Together, they have provided over 50 years of arts leadership in Brooklyn and were instrumental in transforming local venues into pace-setting and internationally respected institutions. On the eve of their coincidentally concurrent retirements in June, Hopkins and Lehman will reflect on their years leading the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Brooklyn Museum, respectively, and how their institutions catalyzed—and responded to—a rapidly changing Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Historical Society President Deborah Schwartz will moderate.

WHAT: Exit Interview: Karen Brooks Hopkins and Arnold Lehman

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 6:30pm

WHERE: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Bklyn, NY

HOW MUCH: $10/$5 for BHS Members. Buy your tickets in advance here.

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