Diane Shamash



Age: 51


Summary: founder and executive director of the nonprofit art organization Minetta Brook that helped to bring artist Robert Smithson's quixotic "Floating Island" project to life in 2005 and sent it circumnavigating Manhattan Island for nine days.



Cause of Death: Cervical cancer


Born: July 10, 1955


Died: August 13, 2006


Location: Brooklyn Heights, New York