Untimely death of Brooklyn Academy chair

Untimely death of Brooklyn Academy chair


norman lebrecht

July 29, 2020

The Brooklyn Academy of Music is mourning its board chair, Adam E. Max, who died on Monday of a rapid bile duct cancer.

Adam, who was 62, had been on the board since 2003. A partner at a private equity firm, he and his wife had received a season’s membership of BAM as a wedding gift.

BAM President Katy Clark said, ‘Adam’s passing is a profound and untimely loss and we extend our deepest sympathies to Diane and their family. Adam was voracious in his appetite for solving problems and dreaming big. His knowledge and acumen were integral to plans to weather the impact of COVID-19 and his guidance will continue to inform our thinking and practice. Adam’s devotion and generosity were deep, and his mark on our organization will have lasting resonance.’