Open and Free: On Arts, Democracy, and Inequality

Read Ford Foundation President Darren Walker's address from the AAMD Mid-Winter Meeting in Mexico City, January 2015

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Museum Director Highlight: Sharon Corwin

The director of the Colby College Museum of Art on drawing inspiration from museum visitors, Maine's creative economy, and more.

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In Tacoma, Blankets Become Sculpture

The Tacoma Art Museum and artist Marie Watt collected more than 350 blankets from the community to create a sculpture now installed outside the museum.

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We are sad to announce our friend and Founding Director, Michael Rush, has passed away. http://t.co/YhnyLUokbC

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Pope Francis met with the homeless in the Sistine Chapel http://t.co/xXOB8gDq4L

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AAMD mourns the loss of a great friend & colleague, Michael Rush, Director @BroadMSU. More: http://t.co/Ujh3e1iBZS http://t.co/8jj26lLlt6

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Heady interview on the architecture of the everyday with @ccawire director Mirko Zardini http://t.co/NDDdeXkNXS

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At Museo @anahuacalli the artwork can strike a pose too. info: http://t.co/DxuWHPwEQl #posemw #MuseumWeek #MexicoCity http://t.co/sonyYWrBsV

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Tony Hirschel @SmartUChicago & Saralyn Reece Hardy @SpencerMuseum pose w/ @EnemyKitchen at the Smart, 5/2012 #posemw http://t.co/FlHhDNmfmd

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Outside @NOMA1910 @abbrownlee @spelmanmuseum & Bill Eiland @GMOA w/flambeaux carriers, Jan 2014 #poseMW #MuseumWeek http://t.co/SXTrXXLn6y

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More info about Tom Marioni's Art of Drinking Beer w/Friends: http://t.co/Agqd8fYLud @SmartUChicago #favMW #MuseumWeek

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Dan Monroe @peabodyessex & Gail Andrews @bhammuseum do Tom Marioni's Art of Drinking Beer @SmartMuseumUChi #favMW http://t.co/fskLarYnqD

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Sheila Hicks' Pillar of Inquiry/Supple Column in #Fiber #Sculpture exhb last year @ICAinBOSTON #favMW #MuseumWeek http://t.co/oqfq4qiJEq

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Association of Art Museum Directors

The Association of Art Museum Directors mourns the loss of a great friend and colleague, Michael Rush, Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, and previously Director of the The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Michael was an incredible mentor to many in the field and was extraordinarily generous with his time. He had a passionate belief in the power of art, and in the important role that art and museums played in the lives of communities he served. We will miss his deep commitment to our profession, and his friendship. Below is a piece Michael wrote on the museum of the future - it's one of the most popular posts on AAMD's website. Michael's obituary is available here: http://bit.ly/1abHBda

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Art museums offer family programs for all ages - from baby tours that foster brain development to programs for dementia and Alzheimer's patients. Over 75 AAMD museums offer these dementia programs, which provide comfort, stimulation and socialization to people with memory loss and their family members/caregivers. One example is KARE at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Learn more about KARE below. #familyMW #MuseumWeek

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We're so inspired by Marie Watt's Blanket Stories, commissioned by the Tacoma Art Museum. Community members contributed their own personal blankets - from hand-kint baby blankets to childhood comforters to beloved quilts - and Watt made a cast of the blankets, which is now installed outside the museum. The fact that so many were willing to contribute such personal objects to this work is a testament to Watt and the Tacoma Art Museum! Learn the stories of the blankets below. #inspirationMW #MuseumWeek http://mkwatt.generalist.nu/

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Today's #MuseumWeek theme is #architectureMW. And you can't talk museum architecture without talking about Centre Canadien d'Architecture / Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), a longtime AAMD member museum in Montreal "founded on the conviction that architecture is a public concern." CCA's founder, Phyllis Lambert, was instrumental in commissioning Mies van der Rohe to design the iconic Seagram building in New York City. Last year Lambert was awarded the Golden Lion Lifetime Award at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Learn more about Lambert and CCA below.