Brielmaier has far more than two many years of nonprofit and private sector encounter, and specializes in exhibitions, scholarship, strategic arranging, electronic tactic, and social effect initiatives. She obtained her PhD in artwork background from Columbia College, and has served on the New Museum Board of Trustees considering that 2016.
In producing the announcement, museum director Lisa Phillips famous: “Isolde possesses a definitely exclusive combination of talents, affinities, and encounter. These attributes coupled with her audio judgement and knowing of the lots of complexities experiencing our discipline, will provide the New Museum properly in its subsequent chapter.”
Brielmaier’s appointment comes at a critical time for the museum amid a tumultuous 12 months and accusations of “toxic” leadership by museum workforce. Past November, art collector Seth Stolbun introduced his resignation from the board of directors at Rhizome, the digital artwork-targeted group affiliated with the museum.
Stolbun shared his resignation on Instagram and cited a New York Occasions expose in which staff members alleged occasions of verbal harassment, psychological abuse, and unethical business enterprise techniques at the institution, in which a former registrar referred to as the museum a “sweatshop,” when a previous assistant said that Phillips runs the establishment as “her private fiefdom.”