Survey of Arts Management

Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014

Author Archives: zeniasimpson

No, seriously how you get Millennials to donate: SLUMBER PARTIES!

They’re everywhere: American Museum of Natural History, Rubin Museum of Art, and now Creative Time, the new “gala” and large fundraising initiative is a massive slumber party catered to adults … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Auctions Made $1.5 Billion This Week and Why That’s Important

We don’t talk much about for-profit art world in class, however, I think it really sets major trends we see in the non-profit (museum) art world. This article from Artnet … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

Because Art Museums Pay Pensions Now

Detroit is out of bankruptcy! Which is amazing, since prospects for the city were looking extremely dim. At many times during negotiations, creditors of the city look to the DIA … Continue reading

November 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Hirshhorn is Trying to be Contemporary

This New York Times article discussed all the new and contemporary changes that new Director of the Hirrshorn Museum here in DC, Melissa Chiu, has in the works. The first exhibition under … Continue reading

November 5, 2014

Artists Who Make Money Are White and What That Means For Art Managers

Someone already posted about the “Art Reports Back” study by art collective BFAMFAPhD and how the economics of obtaining and arts degree is depressing at best. The study also reveals … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

21c Museum and Hotel

This is probably the most innovative and unique arts organization I’ve seen to date. 21c Museum Hotel is just that, a museum that’s a hotel. They feature contemporary art exhibition … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Public Art Challenge

As a native New Yorker, I actually enjoyed the Bloomberg administration and was a bit disheartened when he decided not to run as an independent for President. Though he isn’t … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

We’re All In A Tribe

At my internship, the curator-at-large here at The Phillip’s Collection shared many of the things that he learned while at the Getty Leadership Institute with members of his team during … Continue reading

October 7, 2014

Guggenheim’s New Space

Apparently Guggenheim is expanding again. A job post for a “Curator of Urban Studies and Digital Initiatives” that would work the Collection Center. The space doesn’t exists it yet, but … Continue reading

September 30, 2014