The 2012-2013 AAGA Board of Directors [Read more...]
What:The Future of Museums with Brent Glass
Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University—The Auditorium, 1st Floor
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
When: Wednesday, Aprill 11th | 7 p.m.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
More Information: 215-895-1029 or visit http://www.drexel.edu/westphal
As we enter a new era driven by the rapid evolution of technology, museum operations and management will be forced to adapt while at the same time balancing traditional roles as collection and preservation institutions.
The Future of Museums, featuring Brent Glass, Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will examine prospects and offer recommendations for successful museum management in the 21st Century.
The AAGA Art Auction is only 6 days away. Happening Friday, Feb. 17th at Drexel’s New Integrated Sciences Building on 33rd and Chestnut St. Admission is $15 and $10 for Drexel Students with ID. Entry includes drinks, hor d’oeuvres live music and a bidding number.
Come and bid high for the arts! This is your chance to score a supporter level membership to the Barnes Foundation!
The AAGA wants to thank everyone who came out to our fundraiser on Friday at City Tap House. A special thanks to City Tap House and our Arts Administration Program Director, Cecelia! We were able to raise more money to make the auction a smashing success and send more students to AFTA’s Arts Advocacy Day!
Check out the Drexel AAGA Facebook group for photos, and all the updates on the 9th Annual AAGA Auction.
I know many of our readers already saw this through social networking announcements but here is a link to Travel and Leisure Magazine’s Best Cities for Culture.
What does this mean for Philadelphia? Arts and culture can build communities, revitalize economies and provide life changing experiences for all people. The question to think about is: how can we as arts and culture professionals continue to provide artistic excellence and organizational excellence in order to keep out city alive with the arts?
This is a pertinent question for those pursuing a degree in Arts Administration. Professionalization of the field is becoming a popular topic and can be seen as a catalyst for the growth of the sector, not just in Philadelphia, but in cities all over the world. By having a more thoughtful understanding of how we manage organizations, creativity in program design and planning for financial instability are all outcomes of a better educated non-profit work force. Students especially in our program at Drexel may at times find it challenging to balance work, school and taking on their own arts and culture pursuits. But they should be proud that it is because of those long hours, and mind expanding conversations that our city has become known for arts and culture.
What do you think about the future of Philadelphia’s Arts and Culture sector?
Are we able to continue with this trajectory?
What issues will we deal with in the future?
How do you think your studies will serve you in creating value for the field?
Get ready to bid high for the arts at the 9th Annual AAGA Art Auction!When: February 17, 2012 at 7pm Where: Drexel’s New Integrated Sciences Building 33rd and Chestnut St.
The 2011 Art Auction hosted by Drexel’s Arts Administration Graduate Association was nothing less than spectacular. Talented artists donated amazing artwork and non-and for-profit organizations donated performance/museum tickets and gift certificates (among some other items) – all which were to be bid on silently by the 200+ people who were in attendance that night. (Some examples of items donated by organizations included a tasting and tour for four people and a case of beer from the Philly Brewing Company, a private tour of the collection for up to fifteen guests from The Barnes Foundation, lunch with Gary P. Steuer, the Chief Cultural Officer for the City of Philadelphia from The Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, and two tickets to a performance in the season and a pair of Pointe shoes signed by a ballerina from the Pennsylvania Ballet.) The music provided was excellent, and the food and libations were delicious. All of this in addition to the sense of camaraderie between the board, staff and volunteers aided to the positive energy flowing in the gallery.
As a first-year student at Drexel University’s Arts Administration Program and a volunteer for my first-ever auction, I was thrilled to witness and be a part of a
truly wonderful experience. The passion my classmates had for the arts were magnified that night, and I felt that in sharing the incredible, indescribable feeling that was brought about by art and the atmosphere, provided greater pride and understanding, and a deeper bond and respect for each other and what we do.
For those who do not know, our annual art auction is a fundraiser to send our first-year students to Arts Advocacy Day in Washington D.C. Please show your support for the arts – donate your art, tickets, gift certificates and/or other items from your organization, or simply just come to our 9th Annual Art Auction on February 17, 2012 beginning at 6pm in the Integrated Science Center on Drexel University’s Campus to BID HIGH FOR THE ARTS!
This post is by AAGA Volunteer Director, Aileen Rimando.
Last week the AAGA welcomed four new members to the Board of Directors. It is our distinct pleasure to announce the addition of four new members to the Arts Administration Graduate Association Board of Directors. These first year Arts Administration students will take the First Year Liaison and First Year Committee Member positions on the 2011-12 AAGA Board. They are all highly motivated and talented individuals, and on behalf of the AAGA, I am thrilled to welcome them to the Board!
If anyone headed out to the Philles game this weekend maybe you saw the 3-D sidewalk art! The installation took place Friday night before the game, and fans were able to take pictures with it. There are three albums of fan photos on Facebook!
This is a great example of the creative use of art, to reach audiences who might not be involved in arts and culture. It is hard to not notice the amazing collection of public and street art living in Philadelphia. We are a world class destination for murals and our public art program is growing everyday. But bringing fun, interactive art to sports fans is a great way to reach out to a new audience.
What do you think?
For more information check out the blog on UWISHUNU
This is the first installment of HIP- Happening in Philly. We are on the look out for creative programs in Arts & Culture from our peers at different organizations.
The Pennsylvania Horticulture Society is setting up pop up garden spaces to start a conversation about sustainable methods of gardening and landscaping in urban regions. They have one set up in Center City at 20th and Market St. Be sure to stop by, especially on your lunch break because PHS is offereing lunch time classes!
Heres the schedule:
• July 7: Edible Landscapes — Fruits and Vegetables
• August 4: Gardening Odds and Ends — Fabulous Containers
• September 1: Edible Landscapes — Growing Beautiful Food
• September 22: Edible Landscape — Planting and Harvesting
The garden will be open all summer and through October. Another great element,is that produce from the garden will be being used at local area restaurants. Read more on uwishunu.
PHS’s mission states “ The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society motivates people to improve the quality of life and create a sense of community through horticulture.” This is an interesting outreach program. Instead of drawing people to the Horticulture society space, they are bringing their mission to the masses.
Creating a community garden space, where the public has an opportunity to learn more about horticulture, where community business are involved in the process is a great model to look to for innovative programs. PHS is getting to patrons on their terms, not institutional ones. This approach is smart and the outcome is clearly mission driven.
What do you think?
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! All new Artsline Newsletter is online now! Learn more about social networking from Photographer Scott Fredrick, Orlando Pelliccia gives his thoughts about not for profit galleries and how to diversify them; Melanie Grenier interviews painter Jonathan Ball too!
Artsline is a great way to keep up with your fellow Arts Administrators. For instance have you heard about Kenyetta Overton’s Mural of the Minds project? Check out all this and more in this month’s Artsline Newsletter!