The POWarts Salary Survey found that a majority of arts professionals have a Master's degree, but this does not have a substantial impact on salary. Join us for a discussion on the current state of graduate education in the visual arts with Natasha Degen, Chair of Art Market Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and Erin Sircy, Director of Administration at Sotheby's Institute of Art. The surprising survey findings will provide a jumping off point for this critical conversation on the true value of grad school, whether a Master's degree has become a new baseline in the arts, and how to make the most of your education. Moderated by POWarts Steering Committee Member Molly Kurzius of MoMA PS1.
Brit Ferguson, Lead Customer Success Coach at Culture Amp, and Clara Samayoa, Associate Director of Administration at MoMA PS1, lead this workshop centered around the benefits data from our Salary Survey. Understand how benefits factor into your overall compensation package, and how to take advantage of the benefits your organization provides.
Join us Tuesday, July 9 for the first of our POWarts Salary Survey workshops! Claire Wasserman, Founder of Ladies Get Paid, will teach you how to "negotiate like a pro" in this 90 minute workshop focused on compensation negotiation.
Mary Engel, Founder & President of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG) is joined by Ann Rothstein Segan, Research Associate for the Living New Deal (LND), and Melissa Stevens, Director of the Shaw Family Archives, for a conversation on what it means to inherit a photographers estate. These three heirs will discuss how they market their archives and keep the work in the public eye.
Kristen Wawruck, Deputy Director at Swiss Institute, is joined by Rosanna Flouty, Clinical Assistant Professor of Museum Studies at NYU, for a conversation about their careers and navigating ethically viable personal and professional paths through a complex philanthropic landscape.
Kate Lewis, Agnes Gund Chief Conservator of The David Booth Conservation Department at The Museum of Modern Art, is joined by Jennifer Hickey, Research Conservator at The Joan Mitchell Foundation for a conversation about their career paths, new directions in conservation, stewardship, and more.
Join us as we talk to Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women: Lee Krasner, Elaine de Kooning, Grace Hartigan, Joan Mitchell, and Helen Frankenthaler: Five Painters and the Movement That Changed Modern Art.
Join us for a conversation with Stas Johnson-Chyzhykov, Director of Collector Relations and Gallery Sales at Artsy, along with her colleagues Alex Banfich, Associate Director of Gallery Partnerships, and Jessica Backus, Director of Gallery and Art Fair Relations to discuss breaking through to leadership roles in technology and the challenges and rewards of team management.
Sara Riesman, Executive Director & Artistic Director of the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation, is joined by Debra Wimpfheimer, Interim Director of the Queens Museum, and Rachel Raphaela Gugelberger, Curator & Director of NLE Curatorial Lab (NLE Lab) for a conversation on their career paths and the role of socially engaged art.
Patton Hindle, Director of Arts at Kickstarter and partner at yours mine & ours is joined by Stephanie Pereira, Head of Strategic Initiatives at Imprint Projects, and RJ Supa, partner at yours mine & ours for a conversation on working with and supporting artists in a changing landscape.
POWarts is once again a co-organizer of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, the annual day-long communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. Join us for a full day of activities including a conversation on Internet activism, Wikipedia trainings, breakout groups, and gallery sessions in MoMA exhibitions.
Deborah Wye, Chief Curator Emerita of Prints and Illustrated Books at MoMA, is joined by her friend and former colleague Wendy Weitman, independent curator, for a conversation about their careers curating prints, and life after the traditional nine-to-five.
Join us for another meeting of the POWarts Book Club, featuring a conversation with author Rachel Corbett about her debut book You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin. The book recounts the remarkable friendship of two extraordinary artists at the dawn of modernism. The Times Literary Supplement calls it “a beautiful exercise in compact, interwoven double biography.”
Johanna Burton, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement at the New Museum invites Megan Heuer, Director of Public Programs and Public Engagement at the Whitney Museum of American Art and Sara O’Keeffe, Assistant Curator at the New Museum, to discuss their career trajectories and the relationship between curatorial work and public programming.
Join POWarts for our third panel discussion addressing representation, visibility, and criticism in the arts. These panel discussions will raise essential questions about feminism and diversity in the arts, providing a framework for all industry professionals to better address and understand these issues.
Robin Cembalest, editorial strategist and social media specialist, and colleague Morgan Fletcher, cultural producer and digital marketing specialist, discuss their collaborative editorial practice and the role of social media and digital spaces in the arts.