Estrellita Brodsky is an art historian, curator, and philanthropist. She received her PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, concentrating on Latin American Artists in Post-War Paris. She co-organized the 1997 exhibition: Taíno: Pre-Columbian Art and Culture of the Caribbean at El Museo del Barrio and later served as the museum’s Co-Chairperson of the Board of Trustees from 1997-2000.
In 2008, Brodsky curated the exhibition Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)formed by Color at the Americas Society, New York, the first United States retrospective museum exhibition on the Venezuelan kinetic artist Cruz-Diez. Brodsky also curated the exhibition Jesús Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970 at New York University’s Grey Gallery in 2012; and has taught Post War Latin American Artists at Hunter College. More recently, she curated the retrospective exhibition Una Búsqueda Permanente: Julio Le Parc on the Argentine Kinetic artist Julio Le Parc in São Paulo, 2013, and jointly curated Bearing Witness: Art and Resistance in Cold War Latin America, the 2014 exhibition presented at the John Jay College for Criminal Justice. She is presently working on an exhibition scheduled to open at the Pérez Art Museum Miami in November 2016 entitled Julio Le Parc: Art into Action.