Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: carolynsupinka18

The Book List

This is a bit of a random post this week, but it’s something I’ve been thinking about! And it involves books. On December 2nd the New York Times released its … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Space, Class, and Art

This article on Hyperallergic directed me to a blog post by Robert Boyd about a really interesting arts nonprofit, Pioneerworks Center for Art and Innovation. Based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, … Continue reading

November 26, 2014

Your Brain On Museums

This article on Hyperallergic addresses the purpose of museum design. If the stained-glass light and airy spaces in churches are meant to induce feelings of spirituality, and the towering walls of … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Put A Bird On It!

This article  in the New York Times describes a really interesting intersection of individuals and organizations, resulting in a very cool public art installation. Local artists in NYC bring John James … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

Gogol On The Go: Books On The Subway

I really enjoyed reading about this initiative in the subway stations in Moscow! Thanks to Metro Moscow, subway riders can download over 100 great works of Russian literature FOR FREE … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Art & Activism: Richard Lowe’s ‘white boxes’

After researching so many arts nonprofits, I think I’ve read the phrase ‘transforming communities’ in at least twenty different mission statements. Artist and recent MacArthur genius grant recipient Richard Lowe … Continue reading

October 28, 2014

Archiving Artwork in the Digital Age

This article from Hyperallergic describes a recent initiative to develop a system to document and archive art on social media. New York based digital arts nonprofit Rhizome is currently developing … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Eeeexcellent Energy & Art

The line between art and activism is nebulous and often disputed. This article by Hyperallergic opens by referring to the long history of artists campaigning for environmental change. The article … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

24/7 Museums!

So they’re not open 24 hours a day, but three major cultural spaces in France will now be open 7 days a week. This article in the Wall Street Journal cites … Continue reading

October 6, 2014 · 3 Comments

form vs. function at the Guggenheim

This article in Hyperallergic critiqued the current (and soon ending) exhibition at the Guggenheim Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today. The author points out that three very strong pieces … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · 3 Comments

If Organizations are Like People, Then Artworks…

…are also sort of like people? This article in Hyperallergic, titled “Why Artworks are Like People”, reminded me of our discussion earlier in the semester about how the Supreme Court … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

Younger Americans, More Survey Results, and Public Libraries! Are American Readers aging or growing younger?

This brief article by Hyperallergic shares findings from a recent survey by the Pew Research Center that the”16–29 demographic in the United States reads books and patronizes libraries at rates higher … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Small Press Expo: September 13-14

  I want to highlight an upcoming event that’s close to my heart: the Small Press Expo will be held this coming weekend on Saturday and Sunday. SPX is a … Continue reading

September 10, 2014

Imagine This!

  I thought this was a very innovative series by the New York Times, and an even more innovative use of comment space. This article recaps the ‘Imagine This’ series, in … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 2 Comments