Carnegie art museum names deputy director


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Sarah Minnaert, director of exhibitions at Carnegie Museum of Art since 2010, has been appointed deputy director.

Ms. Minnaert, 38, of Point Breeze will be second in command to Lynn Zelevansky, the museum's Henry J. Heinz II director, and will play a key role in managing the museum.

Her new duties include overseeing organizational initiatives and planning while continuing to coordinate exhibitions and managing the museum's operating budget. She also will align the museum's installation departments, including conservation, registration, art preparation and exhibitions staff.

A native of the state of California, Ms. Minnaert earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology in 1997 from California State University in Chico. In 2004, she attended the J. Paul Getty Museum Leadership Institute in Los Angeles.

From 2005 through 2007, she was a financial analyst for exhibition programs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Between 2007 and 2010, she served as senior exhibition programs coordinator at that museum. She worked with Ms. Zelevansky at the Los Angeles museum before moving to Pittburgh in 2010.

Ms. Minnaert said exhibitions that are scheduled during the next two years at The Carnegie Museum include Old Masters prints, contemporary photography and modern industrial design.

"We must adapt our programs and practices to build a sustainable model for the future, extend the museum's reach and impact, and be flexible and responsive to emerging opportunities to enrich people's lives through art," she said.


Marylynne Pitz: mpitz@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1648.

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