Anne Pasternak is Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum. Prior to joining the Brooklyn Museum in 2015, Pasternak served as president and artistic director of Creative Time for over 20 years. Under Pasternak's direction at Creative Time, projects ranged from exhibitions and performances in the historic Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage, sculptural installations in Grand Central Station's Vanderbilt Hall, sign paintings in Coney Island, and skywriting over Manhattan to the Tribute in Light, the twin beacons of light that illuminated the former World Trade Center site six months after 9/11. She has worked closely with such artists as Doug Aitken, Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Jenny Holzer, Gary Hume, Vik Muniz, Takashi Murakami, Shirin Neshat, Steve Powers, Cai Guo Qiang, and many more. Pasternak has a long history of curating independent exhibitions, consulting on urban planning initiatives, and contributing essays to cultural publications. Pasternak served as a Center exhibitions panelist in 2009.