Women are changing the familiar narrative regarding the definition of a cultural institution and how it can positively impact its local community and beyond.  One of the leading voices in this evolving conversation is Karen Brooks Hopkins, President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (“BAM”)!

We invite you to join Women@NJPAC on Wednesday, March 30 for Showrunners – Women Who Power the Arts, for a discussion with a group of remarkable female arts leaders that coincides with the publication of Hopkins’ new memoir of her 36-years in Brooklyn entitled, BAM…And Then It Hit Me.

The evening will include a conversation among inspiring women who are redefining the way culture can be a force for building creative and inclusive communities.

In addition to Hopkins, who will moderate the talk, NJPAC is proud to welcome Linda Harrison, Director, and CEO, Newark Museum of Art; Sade Lythcott, CEO of The National Black Theatre; Anne Pasternak, the Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum and Karen Wong, a Senior Advisor at the New Museum and Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of GBA/Guilty by Association.

Our Panelists include:

Karen Brooks Hopkins

President Emerita, Brooklyn Academy of Music (“BAM”)
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Linda Harrison

Director and CEO, The Newark Museum of Art
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Sade Lythcott

Chief Executive Officer, National Black Theatre (NBT)
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Anne Pasternak

Shelby White and Leon Levy Director, Brooklyn Museum
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Karen Wong

Cofounder of GBA/Guilty By Association and former Deputy Director of New Museum
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BAM…And Then It Hit Me

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

A book signing and reception will follow the panel.  Can’t make it in person?  The event will also be live-streamed on Facebook!

Special thanks to the Onassis Foundation for their support of the International KBHBook tour.

Doors open at 5:30PM, refreshments will be served.

The program begins promptly at 6:30PM.  The book signing will follow.

Your safety is our priority.  Please read about all of NJPAC’s health precautions and safety requirements before registering for the event.