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SJC ruling clears Berkshire Museum to sell artworks

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum can sell works of art and raise up to $55 million to keep its doors open and to pursue a new approach to use of its …

Museums

Empowering Change: Towards a Definition of the Activist Museum - Museum-iD

Jennie Carvill Schellenbacher argues that the potential for activist museums lies in museums acknowledging and harnessing the role they play in …

Museums

Frick Collection, With Fourth Expansion Plan, Crosses Its Fingers Again

The irony is not lost on Ian Wardropper, the director of the Frick Collection: The very gated garden that upended the museum’s previous attempt to renovate its 1914 Gilded Age mansion is now the centerpiece of its revised design.<p>In 2015, preservationists, designers, critics and architects …

Museums

Drawing is back in fashion as British Museum offer pencils and paper for new blockbuster exhibition

It was once the staple of every artist’s practice, before falling out of fashion at the hands of conceptual art, formaldehyde cows and unmade beds.<p>But drawing is officially back, according to the British Museum, as it plans to offer pencils and sketchbooks at a major exhibition for the first …

Art

10 Tried-And-True Workplace Strategies That Improve Company Culture

At the heart of every successful organization is a thriving company culture. Your people are your greatest asset, and when they feel connected to a company’s mission and values, they’re much more likely to produce their best work and help the business grow.<p>It’s important to remember that good …

Employee Engagement

Robert S. Rubin, Who Spearheaded The Brooklyn Museum’s Battle Against Rudy Giuliani, Dies at 86

Robert S. Rubin, a philanthropist and investment banker, has died at 86. As chairman of the board of the Brooklyn Museum, Rubin defended the …

Brooklyn Museum

A Provocative New Space for Art Emerges in Virginia

The ICA’s ‘Declaration’ exhibit confronts racism, the environment and other hot-button topics<p>Richmond, Va.<p>“Full stop.”<p>That’s what Lisa Freiman, the former director of the new Institute for Contemporary Art, texted to her curators on the night of the presidential election.<p>She...

Art

The New Hip-Hop Exhibit at Oakland Museum Demands Respect

Opening this weekend, the exhibit showcases the cultural significance of this century’s newest art form<p>“It’s the energy here,” photographer Amanda …

Rap & Hip-Hop

With New Museum and Fair, Marrakesh Joins the Art World Map

MARRAKESH, Morocco — “If you come to Marrakesh, you don’t come to see contemporary art,” Othman Lazraq, president of the Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden told journalists before the opening of his independent museum. “You come to see camels and dancing ladies.”<p>Mr. Lazraq, 29, son of the …

Art

A Woman Who Is a Rare Find Among Museum Leaders

Laurence des Cars is an anomaly in the male-dominated world of French museums. Since March 2017, she has been running the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, with its envied collection of French 19th-century masterpieces, and the Musée de l’Orangerie across the river, for which Claude Monet produced a …

Museums

How Progressive Companies Are Using Instagram To Attract Top Talent

In September of 2017, the number of monthly users on Instagram reached 800 million. This number doesn’t just include folks sharing their vacation photos or hawking their fitness and wellness advice. Brands are active on Instagram as well. They aren’t there just to sell products either. Many are …

Employment

Art Team is Barnes Foundation's new twist on visitor 'engagement'

Bye-bye, audio guides. Barnes visitors now rely on human beings for information - delivered in conversation and pop-up gallery talks.

Museums

On the Move to Improve the European Paintings Galleries

With change comes opportunity, and while the motivation for the European Paintings Skylights Project is practical—to make necessary building …

Small Donations Make or Break Nonprofit Performing Arts Organizations

For those who find themselves a habitué of their favorite performing arts center or charity event, it’s time to consider taking that recurrent …

Children's Museum Selects Architect For New UWS Facility

The Children's Museum of Manhattan will work with the firm FXCollaborative to repurpose a historic Central Park West church.<p>UPPER WEST SIDE, NY — The …

A Museum of Candy is Opening in NYC and My Sweet Tooth Can't Wait

A Candy Museum is Opening in NYC and My Sweet Tooth Can't Wait<p>WARNING: high risk of sugar overload.<p>February 26, 2018<p>From ice cream to chocolate and …

Brooklyn Museum Charges $2,500 For David Bowie Exhibit Tours

"David Bowie is" opens at the Brooklyn Museum Friday and those willing to pay $2,500 can get a private tour.<p>PROSPECT HEIGHTS, BROOKLYN — A new David …

Want to Know How to Manage Millennial Employees Successfully? Read This (INFOGRAPHIC)

It is estimated by 2025, three-fourths of the workplace will be made up of millennials. With this group making up such a large proportion of the …

The Workplace

IBM sued Microsoft for hiring its chief diversity officer — and it could be a new kind of 'trade secret'

FEBRUARY 21, 2018 ARMONK, N.Y.—In the tech industry, "non-compete" agreements are not uncommon; they prevent employees from job-hopping to rival firms and taking inside knowledge with them. But here's a novel twist: The latest tussle of this sort is not about someone with key technical …

University of Pennsylvania

Staff Pulling Sickies? Here Are 5 Ways To Reduce Absenteeism In The Workplace

At some point in our working history, most of us have called in sick even though we weren’t physically ill. In a global absence survey it was found that workers in China (71%), India (62%) and Australia (58%) admitted to calling in sick even when they weren’t. In Hong Kong, 70 days a year were …

Mental Health

Millennials set to take over the workforce by 2020

It's the generation the other generations like to rag on.

Demographics

How Well Are Cultural Entities Welcoming Racially Diverse Attendees? (DATA)

Here’s how well organization types are engaging non-white visitors.<b>The good news:</b> Cultural organizations are talking about inclusion, diversity, and …

Employee Engagement

Brinn Museum named one of 15 national Designated Making Spaces Hubs

The Betty Brinn Museum was selected as one of 15 organizations in the country to participate as a designated Making Spaces Hub, an innovative program …

Makerspaces

Victoria Ramirez, director of the El Paso Museum of Art

After nearly two years without a director at the El Paso Museum of Art, local arts enthusiasts were glad to welcome Victoria Ramirez in January – and …

7 Factors That Drive Museum Wages Down

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash<p>Michael Holland Productions, Natural History Exhibit Features<p>Several years ago, a good friend of mine and I were …

Diversity hiring is so competitive, IBM is suing a Microsoft executive over it

Diversity hiring, once a niche pursuit of human resources, has become a major recruiting priority at many US companies. As evidence, IBM is suing its former chief diversity officer for bolting to Microsoft.<p>IBM accuses Lindsay-Rae McIntyre of violating a non-compete agreement when she accepted a job …

The Workplace

Newfields Director Charles Venable on Why Art Museums as We Know Them Cannot Survive

People<p>The controversial museum director explains why audiences today are turned off by Rembrandt and why museums should stop growing—and start …

What museums must do to get more immigrants through their doors

As the bastions of a local and national culture, museums can often feel steeped in tradition and history rather than the problems of today. Yet in …

Museums

Trump’s budget eliminates NEA, public TV and other cultural agencies. Again.

In a repeat of last year, the Trump administration’s budget proposal for 2019 calls for eliminating four federal cultural agencies in a move that would save almost $1 billion from a $4.4 trillion spending plan.<p>Trump’s proposal calls for drastically reducing the funding to begin closing the National …

Trump Administration

Rockwell Museum aims to turn Stockbridge's Old Town Hall into National Center for Illustration Research and Education

<b>STOCKBRIDGE</b> — For just over a century, the classic, Greek Revival-style Town Hall on the village green, across from the First Congregational Church. …