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The Art Museum in a Changing Urban Environment
A lecture by Dr. Arnold Lehman, Director of
The Brooklyn Museum
Arnold Lehman is at the helm of a re-envisioned, and
somewhat maverick, formerly traditional and
European-style museum located in an urban area
that is forever changing due to the emigration of old
ethnic groups, the immigration of new ones, and the
more recent wide-spread gentrification of Brooklyn.
To be relevant to the greatest number of people in a
community that is so diverse and ever-changing is not
an easy task. It is a constant balancing act between
elitism and populism, between scholarship and
outreach, between collections and exhibitions, and
between being relevant to the old and to the young.
Dr. Lehman will address some of the challenges and
opportunities faced by the Brooklyn Museum in a
lecture that will present a unique occasion to hear his
views on a subject of utmost importance for museums today. This lecture will be held in the Beck Rooms of the Walsh Library on campus, located on the ground floor.
More About Seton Hall University
Seton Hall is a four-year Catholic University. Its law school is located in Newark, but the main campus is in South Orange. It was founded in 1856. Average class size is 25. Ninety percent of students receive financial aid and 72 percent get it directly from the university.
The five-year graduation rate is 60 percent; the four-year rate is 49 percent for freshmen entering in 2003.
The average incoming freshman had a GPA of 3.0-3.5 and scored 1600-1700 on the SAT or 23-25 on the ACT. There are 4,500 graduate students enrolled. On a national level, the university is best known for its men's basketball program; the Pirates advanced to the final game of the NCAA tournament in 1989. But Seton Hall also made headlines for a tragic dormitory fire in 2000 in Boland Hall that killed three students.
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