Art museums as "human-centered problem solvers"

Plains Art Museum Director Andy Maus explores why museums are perfectly poised to address entrenched problems in society to create more inclusive, creative, and vibrant communities.

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Puerto Rico’s Museums Bounce Back to Serve their Communities

Following the devastation of Hurricane Maria, two Puerto Rico art museums quickly re-grouped to serve the public, and the island’s cultural heritage.

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Lori Fogarty: History Has Its Eyes on Us

Lori Fogarty asks, "when history has its eyes on us, what does this mean for museums?" Lori is the President of AAMD and the Director of the Oakland Museum of California.

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Seven days and seven new AAMD members. We're highlighting a new AAMD member here every day this week! https://t.co/YqQkR85ZS2

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From 16th-century religious devotionals to handmade tributes and the manufactured confections of today, the history… https://t.co/wa0Dfcbr8V

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Association of Art Museum Directors

This week we're highlighting AAMD's seven new members! Welcome, all! “I was really drawn to the San Jose Museum of Art’s focus on community engagement. When you think about taking a job, the community matters.” Susan Sayre Batton has been with San Jose Museum of Art since 2015, and became director last spring. Before her time in San Jose, Batton led Dia Art Foundation's Utah Partnership for the stewardship of Robert Smithson’s monumental earthwork "Spiral Jetty."

Association of Art Museum Directors

This week we're highlighting AAMD's seven new members! Welcome, all! Brooke Davis Anderson became director of PAFA The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in the summer of 2017; she has previously held positions at Prospect New Orleans, American Folk Art Museum, and Diggs Gallery. "I’m thinking pretty consistently about what is happening w/the audience when they encounter our work-whether it’s an exhibition, our collections or educational programming. I try to be their advocate," she says of her approach to leading a museum.

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"These three Federal agencies aren’t broken. They run effectively and efficiently, accomplishing an incredible amount in a wide range of states and communities. And they do it with 0.012% of the Federal budget." Letter to President Trump from AAMD President and Oakland Museum of California Director Lori Fogarty, regarding his proposed elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities → http://bit.ly/2nY06uP

Association of Art Museum Directors

We're disappointed to see that the President's proposed FY2019 budget includes shutdown of Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, and National Endowment for the Humanities. We encourage Congress to support these essential agencies, as they did last year. #Budget2018 #museumsadvocacy #speakupformuseums