Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: lcrowley2014

Art for your Turkey Day Travel

Stuck in the airport somewhere trying to get home? Arnet published a handy guide to art in airports this week, check it out, you may be lucky enough to squeeze … Continue reading

November 26, 2014 · 2 Comments

Customer Loyalty

This may be a stretch for an arts management blog, but there is a lesson in here: if your business model is all about creating unique experiences, don’t take those … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

United by Vocabulary and Grammar

Here’s an unusual story about something I’ve never heard of – speakers of an artificial language called Esperanto, invented in the late 19th century by a Polish man named Ludwik Lazarus … Continue reading

November 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

Crowd-sourcing Curators

A few days ago, I found myself down one of the most interesting Internet wormholes I have been down in a while. It began with the Wall Street Journal article “Everybody’s … Continue reading

November 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Don’t Build It, They Won’t Come…. Unless!

I was drawn in to this article because of the title – Pushing Back Against Scale and Brand in Frank Gehry’s Latest Luxury Art Hanger… The article seemed at first … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Joining Forces

I found this article on science and art teaming up for the greater good worthy of sharing since it’s not something we’ve talked much about. Of course, science and art … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Kunsthalles Conundrum

This week, Art News published a great article on Kunsthalles – an increasingly rare kind of museums without a permanent collection of their own but that are designed as a … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

“Creative” Concentration and Disparities

After Andrew’s presentation on Monday where he mentioned Richard Florida’s book “Rise of the Creative Class,” I saw this article in the DCist and Washington Post about a new report … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Me-me-me-me-me-nnials

I apologize in advance for the Millennial bashing (technically I am one so I feel entitled – typical Millennial…). I read this article on the Chronicle for Higher Education “Thinking … Continue reading

September 24, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Virtual Experience

While I was getting my weekly dose of the Borowitz Report from the New Yorker, I stumbled upon this article earlier this week “Alone in the Virtual Museum.” It’s so … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Patrons and Donors Clash

Yesterday, there was a small protest outside of the Met in New York City over the charitable contributions of one of the museums trustees and donors, David H. Koch (of … Continue reading

September 10, 2014 · 4 Comments

Art That Says: “Psst, hey you!”

I read this article last week in the Philadelphia Inquirer entitled “Art: Don’t Forget the Whisper.” It’s an opinion piece written by an art critic about the proposed renovations and … Continue reading

August 27, 2014 · 3 Comments