AAMD and the National Art Education Association have completed a large-scale impact study investigating the benefits of facilitated single-visit art museum programs, guided by inquiry-based pedagogies, for students in Grades 4-6.
El Paso Museum of Art and Museo de Arte de Ciudad Juárez celebrate ten years of cross-border collaboration with Transborder Bienniel 2018 / Bienal Transfronteriza 2018 and La Frontera: Art + People + Place
Samuel H. Kress / AAMD Fellowships at the American Academy in Rome Awarded to Andria Derstine, executive director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and Lyndel King, executive director of the Weisman Art Museum.
We are at Dia Detroit today sharing and examining the results of our joint research study with NAEA Museum Education Division on the impact of single-visit art museum programs in K-12 students. This research is some of the first of its kind. Livestream here or follow on Twitter at #ArtsImpact
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. We are so grateful for the support of our funders-this research would not have been possible without them!
Learn more about the research here: bit.ly/ArtImpactStudy
Peabody Essex Museum director (and former AAMD President) Dan Monroe has announced that he will retire in 2019! He has led the museum since 1992. Aside from his strong involvement with AAMD he has also served as president of the American Alliance of Museums. And, most notably, Monroe was instrumental in creating the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, or NAGPRA, the federal law governing the repatriation of sacred objects to their respective tribes. Many thanks to Dan for his service to the museum field and best wishes for retirement next year!
Newark Museum has appointed a new director! It's Linda Harrison, currently director of Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. She wants to promote “inclusivity and openness to new ideas, new thoughts” to her role at the museum.
The Snite Museum of Art at University of Notre Dame has announced that their new director will be Joseph Antenucci Becherer, founding director and curator of sculpture at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. He succeeds Charles Loving, who retired after leading the Snite for 18 years.