Visual Arts Administration Events

Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration

Visual Arts Administration Events

The Visual Arts Administration graduate program hosts a series of events throughout the school year. A portion of the events are colloquia--a series of lectures and panels geared towards the academic and professional interests of the Visual Arts Administration students. Of these colloquia, a percentage are organized by the student-run organization, ACE (Advocates for Cultural Engagement). The program’s events and colloquia are a joint effort between the Visual Arts Administration faculty and students. As a result, these events and colloquium are tailored to address the challenges in today’s ever changing art world.

The Visual Arts Administration Alumni Council also hosts a series of events, which can be found here

Spring 2018 Events

Friday, January 26, 2018 through May 2018: “Narrative and Counternarrative: (Re) Definingthe 1960s,” exhibition curated by Prof. Melissa Rachleff Burtt
Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, Main Floor
Washington Square in the Sixties became a convergence point for cultural innovators, political activists, and student radicals who defined the era and made a lasting impact on NYU. Re-examine this decade of upheaval and transformation through documents from all three of the Libraries' special collections in this exhibition curated by our own Professor Rachleff Burtt.

Friday, February 2, 2018: COLLOQUIUM: Art Crime
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Location: Einstein Auditorium, Room 105, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street. Looting, theft, forgery, and embezzlement scandals have surfaced in the art world in the past year alone. Join us for a conversation with Eileen Kinsella, Senior Market Editor of artnet News, as we discuss important ethical questions that such cases pose for arts administration professionals, and the impact on markets, museums, and collecting. Organized by Emily Olsen.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Opening of the MFA show curated by Other Content (formerlythe VAA Program Curatorial Collective)
5:00 - 7:00 PM, Location: The Commons, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street

Friday, February 23, 2018: COLLOQUIUM: VAA MA Program Alumni Council Career Fair
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Location: Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East
Students are invited to attend the VAA MA Alumni Council’s first Career Fair! Come and gather around tables for open and engaged conversations with alumni experts in the visual arts professions to learn about their diverse career paths and experiences, to gain insights and advice for your own career development, and to network and build future relationships with peers and mentors. Career topics include: corporate art collections, art education, finance & operations, galleries, pr & marketing, private collections/art advisors, development, programming & curating.

Friday, March 23, 2018: COLLOQUIUM: Why Social Practice Matters
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Location: Einstein Auditorium, Room 105, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street.
A conversation with artists and Juliana Steiner, VAA grad 2017. Juliana's thesis, "When the World Fails: Doris Salcedo's Sumando Ausencias: Aesthetics as Activism," was presented this past fall at the Social Theory, Politics and the Arts conference in Minneapolis. She is currently working in the education department at MoMA.

Friday, April 20, 2018: COLLOQUIUM: (ask Lindsay Waterbury)
6:30 - 8:30 PM, Location: Einstein Auditorium, Room 105, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street.
An evening in conversation with industry professionals, the Art Finance Society at NYU Steinhardt presents its 2nd annual art investment colloquium discussing the challenges facing individual and corporate art collectors in a complex legal and economic environment. Art has long been considered a tangible asset class, alongside traditional investments like jewelry and gold. Join Lindsay Waterbury and Sonja Wosnitzer in exploring recent trends in art acquisition with specialists in the field.

Visual Arts Administration Events Archive

See an archive of past Visual Arts Administration events.