At NYU Steinhardt, A Global Program for Leaders in Visual Arts Management

Steinhardt’s International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management (ILPVAM) is a professional development program and partnership between NYU Steinhardt (New York University), the Deusto Business School (Deusto University) in Bilbao, and the Guggenheim Bilbao.

In February, students hailing from countries as diverse as Mexico, Australia, and Kuwaiti came to New York City for a week of classes and field trips to New York’s cultural institutions.  This year’s program attracted participants who hold positions in cultural institutions and government art posts throughout the world.

In addition to hearing from professionals in the visual arts and business fields, the group made a trip to the newly-reopened Queens Museum to study an alternative community-based museum-model. They also attended a presentation and reception at the Dutch Consulate and participated in an interactive session at the Museum of Modern Art.

“The arts create a common language for intercultural understanding, so it’s vital that arts leaders develop a broad perspective on global issues and cultivate strong leadership skills,” says Carlo Lamagna, clinical associate professor in the Department of Art and Arts Professions, and the program’s organizer.

“Through our partnership with the Deusto Business School and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, we are able to offer advanced and diverse perspectives on concepts and practices in visual arts management, taught by innovative leaders drawn from the visual arts and business worlds.”

Photo:  Students in the ILPVAM Program visit the Queens Museum, credit, Ann Webb.

Read about this program in Steinhardt At a Glance:  Steinhardt, Guggenheim Bilbao, and University of Deusto Launch Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management