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SARA PASTI
Secretary
Museum Association of New York Board of Directors

Director
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art

Region: Mid Hudson

Committee(s): Membership/Fundraising, Executive, Governance

Sara Pasti is The Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art. Prior to her appointment at the Dorsky Museum in January 2009, Sara worked as an arts and community development consultant specializing in start-up projects, institutional and capital project management, and fund development. She has helped to launch several non-profit organizations and major program initiatives—including the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Visual Arts Initiative—and has assisted organizations through challenging periods of transition, including a major capital campaign and facility renovation. 

She has held executive leadership positions in both visual and performing arts organizations, serving as Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington and as Managing Director of On the Boards/Behnke Center for Contemporary Performance in Seattle, WA, among others. Sara served as President of the Beacon Arts Community Association from 2004 through 2008. 

She currently serves as Chair of the SUNY Council of Museum and Gallery Professionals and as a board member of the Museum Association of New York.



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