Jewish Museum picks Helen Goldsmith Menschel as new director

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- The Board of Trustees of The Jewish Museum announced that Claudia Gould has been named the institution’s new Helen Goldsmith Menschel Director. Ms. Gould is currently Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She will assume her post at The Jewish Museum in fall 2011, succeeding Joan Rosenbaum. As previously announced, Ms. Rosenbaum will retire from The Jewish Museum at the end of August 2011 upon concluding a 30-year tenure during which she transformed the institution into an international arts destination and positioned it for future growth and success. For more than a century, The Jewish Museum has illuminated the Jewish experience and demonstrated the power of arts and Jewish culture through critically acclaimed exhibitions, related education programs, and a renowned collection of 26,000 objects that is consi