Elizabeth Egbert Gallery

Elizabeth Egbert Gallery


[Staten Island, NY - August 31, 2014] Elizabeth Egbert, a noted artist, sculptor and community activist, whose leadership of the Staten Island Museum for the for the past 12 years transformed the Museum into one of New York City’s most engaging cultural entities, died Saturday afternoon, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

Museum Chair, Ralph Branca, shares this message: “The passion that Elizabeth had when she discussed the Staten Island Museum was unbounded. She had a mind for the business aspects of her job but it was clear that she had the soul of an artist. Only her family, her son, daughter, husband and sisters were more important. She was a bright light in our community and she will be sorely missed.”

Ms. Egbert is survived by her husband of 37 years, the composer Carl Michaelson, her son Charles Michaelson, daughter in law Lauren Moss, and daughter singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, along with her three sisters, Louise Egbert Johnson, Diane Egbert Anderson and Margaret Egbert, brothers-in-law Roger Johnson and John Anderson, cousins, nieces and nephews.

To honor Elizabeth, the Museum raised $250,000 to name the second floor north gallery. A list of contributors will be published in the future.

Read Elizabeth Egbert's full obituary here

Speaker's Remarks from Elizabeth Egbert's Memorial Tribute
Sunday, September 21, 2014

DCA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl
Council Member Deborah Rose, remarks presented by Legislative and Budget Director Edwina Frances Martin, Esq.
Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director, The Staten Island Foundation
Henry A. Salmon, former Chairman of the Board, Trustee, Staten Island Museum
Anne Alexander Marshall, Foundation and Nonprofit Executive
Diane Matyas, VP of Exhibitions & Programs, Staten Island Museum
Cheryl Adolph, Interim President & CEO, Staten Island Museum
Ingrid Michaelson, daughter of Elizabeth Egbert