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Coffee Gatherings

 

COFFEE GATHERINGS

Our monthly gatherings give participants an opportunity to informally chat about a dedicated topic that relates to their work as academic art museum professionals and the mission of their institutions. 

If you are an academic art museum professional and would like to propose a topic for a Coffee Gathering, please contact Cali Buckley at cbuckley@collegeart.org

TOPICS


RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Participatory Conversation on Reimagining Engagement in Academic Art Museums

On Thursday, July 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST CAA’s Cali Buckley spoke with Berit Ness, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives, Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago, and Celka Straughn, Andrew W. Mellon Director of Academic Programs at the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Gender Equity in the Museum (and Arts) Workplace

On Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM EST CAA’s Cali Buckley discussed gender equity in the museum workplace with former museum director and Curator of Special Collections at The Hotchkiss School Joan H. Baldwin and former history museum director, director of the Museum Association of New York, and director of the national Council of State Archivists, Anne W. Ackerson.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) Groups in Academic Museums

On Wednesday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM CAA’s Cali Buckley spoke with Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye, Curator of Education and Academic Outreach at the Yale Center for British Art, Molleen Theodore, Associate Curator of Programs at the Yale University Art Gallery, and Andrea Motto, Manager of Public & Youth Engagement at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Groups in Academic Museums.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Differentiating Visual Arts Administration and Museum Studies Programs

CAA's Grants and Special Programs Manager, Cali Buckley, speaks with Bruce J. Altshuler, Director and Professor of Museum Studies at New York University and Sandra Lang, Director and Professor of Visual Arts Administration at New York University to discuss their respective programs. Joining them are Visual Arts Administration student Laura Busby and Museum Studies student Olivia Knauss.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Designing a Collection Plan

CAA's Grants and Special Programs Manager, Cali Buckley, and RAAMP Project Assistant, Olivia Knauss, speak with academic art museum professionals about the questions they encountered when drafting a collection plan for their institutions.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Curatorial Work as Academic Labor

CAA's Grants and Special Programs Manager, Cali Buckley, and former RAAMP Project Assistant, Laura Busby speak with Meredith Lynn and Claire L. Kovacs about curatorial work as academic labor. To better understand the range of job descriptions and promotional review criteria that apply to those who do curatorial work at academic museums or galleries, Lynn and Kovacs created a survey. In this Coffee Gathering, the pair reveal their findings.

Meredith Lynn an Assistant Curator at Florida State University and Claire Kovacs is a Curator at the Binghamton University at Museum at SUNY Binghamton.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: My Gallery is Bigger Than Your Gallery

Michael Dickins, the Curator and Director of the New Gallery and University of Collections at Austin Peay University, speaks about the campus plan he created in order to share the permanent collection and create educational opportunities for students.



RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Diversity Training for Gallery Educators

Amber Inwood is a Museum Education Specialist from The Barry Art Museum as part of Old Dominion University. Amber shared her experience developing a pilot training program for gallery educators, which focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Amber Inwood is the contracted Museum Education Specialist for the recently opened (2018) Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Within this role, she has been the lead facilitator for the Museums pilot Gallery Educator program. Prior to this Amber was a member of the Bishop Museum Education team in Honolulu, Hawaii from 2007 to 2017. While there, Amber served as a science and culture educator and as the Science Education Manager for 5 years. As manager she was also the project manager for numerous government and community funded science, art and culturally integrated education projects. Most recently, Amber completed her M.S. in Education, Free Choice Learning at Oregon State University. During this, she undertook a study on Native Hawaiian middle school students’ interest drivers while taking part in place-based informal education programs under Professors Dr. Lynn Dierking and Dr. Pauline Chinn.

Co-facilitating the discussion, along with Cali Buckley (CAA's Grants and Special Programs Manager) is Laura Busby, the RAAMP Project Assistant at CAA. During her studies and following her graduation from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Visual Art & Theory, she worked as an Educator at the Vancouver Art Gallery for nearly seven years. In addition to leading tours of countless exhibitions for people of all ages, she co-developed art education programs at the Vancouver General Hospital for patient populations with cognitive impairments including early dementia and Alzheimer’s. Laura also worked at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia where she assisted with the institution’s presenting series. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Visual Arts Administration at New York University Steinhardt.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Institution as Material

In this Coffee Gathering, Cali Buckley and Laura Busby of CAA speak with Nicola Lees (Director and Curator of 80WSE at Steinhardt School at New York University).

Nicola discusses the topic of "Institution as Material" and the role artists have played as self-organizers, as either curators or presenters of their own art and art by others. She will also discuss the ways artists have unlearned, dis-invented, and deliberately misunderstood how works of art are circulated and displayed within institutional practice.

80WSE supports flexible, long-term engagements with artists, with a programmatic focus on intergenerational exchange, feminist, indigenous, and minoritarian perspectives, and artists whose complex practices have stood outside dominant narratives around contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include, Duane Linklater, Lyle Ashton Harris, Lutz Bacher, Dora Budor, Louise Lawler, Peter Gidal, Patricia L. Boyd and the group exhibitions ‘Dream of Solentiname’.

From 2012-2015 Nicola Lees was the Curator for Frieze Projects; leading the annual not-for-profit program featuring artist commissions, film, and music at Frieze London. In 2015, Lees was also curator of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. Lees was previously Senior Curator at the Serpentine Gallery (London), where she oversaw interdisciplinary, time-based and performance projects and artist commissions as well as Park Nights, initiating the Serpentine Cinema series, and the Serpentine Gallery Marathon (co-curated with Hans Ulrich Obrist) from 2008-2012. Lees has also curated exhibitions at Malmö Konsthall in 2015 as well as Left Pop Bringing it Home at the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2007. At the Irish Museum of Modern Art she worked on key solo exhibitions by Alex Katz, Miroslaw Balka, Georgia O’Keefe, Nalini Malani and a group exhibition curated with Philippe Parreno. Nicola Lees (b. London) lives and works in New York.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Digital Aesthetics?!

CAA's Grants and Special Programs Manager, Cali Buckley, discusses curating digital art with C.J. Yeh (Professor and Assistant Chair at Fashion Institute of Technology) and Austin Thomas (Exhibitions Manager at Fashion Institute of Technology).

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Engaging Educators in Art Museum Galleries

CAA's Grants and Special Programs Manager, Cali Buckley, discusses how to keep educators engaged in art museums galleries with Dana Carlisle Kletchka, an Assistant Professor of Art Museum Education in the Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at The Ohio State University.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Social Action, Censorship, and Campus Art Museums

Cali Buckley, CAA Grants and Special Programs Manager and RAAMP Coordinator, speaks with Saralyn Reece Hardy, the Marilyn Stokstad Director at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas; Matthew Clay-Robison, Gallery Director at York College of Pennsylvania; and Daniel Bejar, an interdisciplinary based in Brooklyn, NY, on three case studies of controversial exhibitions in campus art museums and how they confronted the issues at hand.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Is that a Picasso in Your Dorm Room? Art Lending Programs for Students

Art lending programs at university museums can provide an extraordinary experience for students and expand art education beyond the museum. These unique programs have an expansive reach across campus, significantly enhancing the student experience through close looking and thought-provoking conversations.

In this recorded Coffee Gathering webinar, hosts Jessica Cloer, Diane Hart, and Ariana Webber discuss different models of student art lending programs at the Rose Art Museum, the Williams College Museum of Art, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Curriculum Development Workshops with Liliana Milkova

Liliana Milkova discusses Curriculum Development Workshops that have been successful at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Models of Curricular Exhibitions

Curricular exhibitions have the power to engage with the intellectual life of the university while also connecting to the broader public. Tethered to an academic course, these projects can vary widely and be driven by students as well as faculty. Join us to discuss models, strategies, challenges, and outcomes for these projects. The discussion was led by Berit Ness, Assistant Curator for Academic Initiatives at the Smart Museum of Art, University of Chicago.

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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Museum Without Walls

Developed through a Mellon-funded Digital Bridges pedagogy grant, Museum Without Walls exposes students to preservation strategies in time-based media, including original archival research as well as digital project design and management.

The discussion was led by Joyce Tsai, Curator at the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art, Clinical Associate Professor at the College of Education, University of Iowa, and Director, Intermedia Research Initiative, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art.

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