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Alumni in Action

MA Arts Administration Program

Our MA Arts Administration alumni are a network of skilled arts administrators and professionals throughout the world. They are a part of a community that shares connections and expands the field of visual arts administration in commercial and non-profit sectors. 

Featured Alumni Profiles

Photo of Manjari Sihare-Sutin.

Manjari Sihare-Sutin brings a breadth of knowledge and experience in her engagement with a broad gamut of constituents including leading artists and curators, major donors, elected officials and the media.

Manjari Sihare-Sutin, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2010

She works in the Modern and Contemporary South Asian Department at Sotheby’s. Manjari has worked extensively with a range of both institutions and private collections in India and the United States. Manjari has worked extensively with a range of both institutions and private collections in India and the United States. Prior to joining Sotheby’s, Manjari held the position of Curatorial Manager for Queens Museum, New York.

Portrait of Joe Elliot

I have been an advocate of using technology to enhance how we manage, sell and interact with art, both in person and online. My passion for art, design and business development is anchored in creative thinking.

Joe Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2011

As Chief Executive Officer at Artlogic, my focus is on helping to craft and execute the company’s strategic vision and expanding Artlogic’s reach to a wider international audience. My expertise spans strategy, sales, marketing, customer success, and product development. I will always challenge and encourage our teams to continually improve Artlogic’s services through product innovation and world-class customer service, because it is my firm belief that a great product is never finished. 

Photo of Kris Lewis.

Kris has been a consultant for the past 13 years, most notably for an award-winning, large-scale, public art project with artists Cindy Sherman, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, and Louise Lawler.

Kris Lewis, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2007 

Kris Lewis is the director of the Henry Art Gallery at the University of Washington. Kris has 28 years of experience working in visual arts organizations, 17 of them in strategic fundraising and high-level donor relations with world-class museums in New York and Los Angeles.

Alumni Council MA in Visual Arts Administration

VAA Alumni Council

The Alumni Council of the Visual Arts Administration M.A. Program takes an active interest in the careers of its graduates. It is a group composed of nearly thirty mentors who work in the field and take special interest in placing students and graduates in internships, giving insider advice through information sessions and counseling, and helping all those who seek their expertise to obtain the jobs where they can succeed. 

Learn more about the council.

Video featuring David Strauss, MA Visual Arts Administration, 2004