Swizz Beatz has become quite the fixture on the New York art scene, a path he set on years ago that might have turned some heads. It seems like the Bronx producer‘s investment in the arts is paying off, this after he was appointed to the Brooklyn Museum’s Board of Trustees.
Swizz Beatz, born Kasseem Dean, was named to the board on Oct. 22 alongside investment expert, Barbara Vogelstein. Beatz, 37, has been collecting artwork for his Dean Collection alongside his wife, Alicia Keys, and will undoubtedly wield his influence in that world as a Brooklyn Musem board member.
From Brooklyn Museum:
In a period of active expansion and growth, the Brooklyn Museum is thrilled to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Kasseem Dean, professionally known as Swizz Beatz, and Barbara Vogelstein. The two were elected on October 22. A Grammy Award–winning artist, Mr. Dean is well known in the artistic community for championing, showcasing, and sharing the work of emerging artists through his highly visible endeavors with The Dean Collection.
Ms. Vogelstein is a highly respected and widely recognized venture capitalist, philanthropist, and collector of modern art. The elections of Vogelstein and Dean bring the total number of voting Trustees to 33.
“Barbara Vogelstein has been an outstanding friend of the Brooklyn Museum for many years; her return to the Board of Trustees is significant and a pleasure. Kasseem Dean’s passion for art and his commitment to social justice shall add immeasurably to the Board’s vision of the Museum’s future. I look forward to an exciting partnership with them both,” states Board Chair Elizabeth A. Sackler.
Congrats to Swizz Beats and Barbara Vogelstein.