We are delighted to announce that Professional Practices in Art Museums is now available in Chinese y en español! (It's available in English too.) Check out all three versions at the Standards and Practices section of our website.
Phoenix Art Museum director Jim Ballinger has announced he will retire after 32 years (YES you read that right!) He has actally worked at the museum since 1974 when he began as a curator. Jim served on AAMD's board for ten years and as president from 2006-07. Jim, we wish you all the best!
In honor of National Autism Awareness Month we have a round-up of autism programs at AAMD museums on our website! Featuring Walters Art Museum, Butler Institute of American Art, Yale Center for British Art, The Andy Warhol Museum, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, and Clyfford Still Museum.
"Thank you for teaching us art when you could just relax and watch television." We are grateful to San Jose Museum of Art for sharing this sweet thank you note from a student to a SJMA teaching artist.
We are delighted to be a part of another American Federation of Arts #ArtViews panel! Get your tickets now for "The Art Market and the Museum: New Realities in Public Collecting", April 28 at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art. Panelists include Brooklyn Museum director Arnold Lehman, Whitney Museum of American Art curator Scott Rothkopf, Barbara Gladstone of Gladstone Gallery and more.
Much has changed over the last generation in how museums collect. Federal legislation has all but eliminated fractional giving of art, soaring prices have reduced purchasing power, contemporary art is often evanescent and uncollectable, and private museums have redirected gifts and bequests away fro…