Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration

Faculty News

Melissa Rachleff- Burtt, Faculty has curated an exhibition at the Grey Art Gallery at NYU. Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City 1952-1965 on view January 10 through April 1, 2017. The exhibition focuses on works from fourteen galleries, grouping them into five themes: Leaving Midtown, City as Muse, Space and Time, Politics as Practice, and Defining Downtown. New York Times Profile on exhibition. Rachelff- Burtt was awarded a prestigious Faculty Fellowship at the Humanities Initiative for 2013-2014 in support of the research she did for the exhibition. 

Carlo Lamagna, Faculty has spearheaded a new global initiative:  The International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM)  - an exciting and unparalleled advanced art and business program offered with specialities in visual arts, global markets, and business. The program is an immersive experience delivered inthree different locationsover a seven-month period.

ILPVAM's unique leadership program in visual arts management is a collaboration between Deusto Business School, The University of Deusto, Spain, the Visual Arts Administration MA Program, New York University, USA, and The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain.  ILPVAM is aimed at professionals either in thevisual arts or related arts disciplines, who wishto become international leaders in management of the visual arts. This innovative certificate program is accredited by both the University of Deusto and New York University and is taught by program faculty and experts in the field.

Sandra Lang, Faculty was invited to speak at the International Forum to the Tenth Anniversary of the Establishment of the Arts Administration Department of Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing on Wednesday Nov. 27th 2013 in Beijing, China. She spoke on "Integrating Arts Issues into the Arts Management Curriculum." Read about the Forum and its speakers here.

Amy Whittaker, 
Faculty recently published this Hyperallergic essay, “Why Teach Business to Artists.” Amy also has a new book out,  Art Thinking (Harper Business), about the intersection of creativity and commerce, was published in July. (You can read an excerpt on Design.blog or a profile in the Financial Times.) This is inadddition to her authoring Museum Legs (Hol Art Books, 2009) and co-authoring of The Social Life of Artistic Property (with Pablo Helguera, Michael Mandiberg, Bill Powhida, and Caroline Woolard, Publication Studio, 2014), which ARTnews named one of “14 New Art History Books to Change Your Mind.”

With Art Thinking just out, Amy has given various talks this fall, including as a storyteller for the BIF Summit in Providence on September 14th, and as a panelist on “The Art World of Today” at the Blouin Creative Leadership Summit, with Lisa Dennison (chairman, Sotheby’s North and South America), Adrian Ellis (AEA Consulting), and Mary Hoeveler (Advisor and Founder, M.G. Hoeveler, Ltd.), on September 19th.