Lori Fogarty: History Has Its Eyes on Us

Lori Fogarty asks, "when history has its eyes on us, what does this mean for museums?" Lori is the President of AAMD and the Director of the Oakland Museum of California.

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Next Practices in Partnerships

A compendium of 95 submissions from AAMD’s membership demonstrating the many ways art museums work with different organizations and people to further their missions and benefit their communities

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Art Museum Day 2017

For the eighth year, AAMD is uniting its membership to celebrate Art Museum Day on/around Thursday, May 18.

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Our advanced Nazi-Era provenance researchers are now @HolocaustMuseum to learn more about the archival collections… https://t.co/XOsYIDhKW4

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.@SAMAart offers Art in Any Language welcome tours for refugees, immigrants, & anyone new to the US… https://t.co/OhAvrLpSbL

#IMWD2017 RT

.@MuseumDirectors spending today @USNatArchives w/ 35 researchers for Advanced Nazi-Era #Provenance Workshop 🇺🇸… https://t.co/1vrG1MZteZ

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That time @oaklandmuseumca & @ClevelandArt bet art programs for kids on the NBA Championship #sportsMW #museumweek https://t.co/z4jcCd0uF1

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Huge thanks @GettyFoundation @KressFdn for supporting the Advanced Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop @USNatArchives! 🙏 https://t.co/ZFu299AEUz

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Thank you Archivist David Ferriero for warmly welcoming our advanced researchers to @USNatArchives! https://t.co/aFtSnS7iHo

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We're spending today at @USNatArchives w/ 35 researchers for our Advanced Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop https://t.co/gcFrtydClj

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Marsden Hartley's Chirimoyas, at @FryeArtMuseum (seen at #aamdseattle) #foodmw #museumweek https://t.co/MZkGsavms7

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Happy #MuseumWeek! Foodscape by Erró from @ModernaMuseet as seen in #InternationalPop @philamuseum #foodMW https://t.co/eOWMVrSOLK

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VIDEO: @NOMA1910 director Susan Taylor on discovering modern art as a child visiting @AlbrightKnox… https://t.co/xyqAVIvOZJ

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In this video New Orleans Museum of Art New Orleans Museum of Art director Susan Taylor describes the “transformative” experience of discovering modern art as a child visiting the Albright-Knox Art Gallery. It’s part of our Centennial Conversations series, in which we asked some museum directors to tell us about their formative experiences in art museums, in honor of AAMD’s 100th anniversary. Video by SandenWolff

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We're super excited for #MuseumWeek next week! This will be our third year participating in this global cultural event on social media. Check out the theme and this year's hashtags below!

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"When history has its eyes on us, what does this mean for museums? I believe it means that we can’t simply do what we’ve always done." AAMD's new president is Lori Fogarty, director of Oakland Museum of California. Read her remarks to the membership here - a call to action not to "throw away our shot" at pushing toward diversity, equity, inclusion and access in the museum field. (That's right - she is a Hamilton: An American Musical fan!)

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Orlando Museum of Art partners with Zebra Coalition, an Orlando nonprofit organization that provides social services for LGBTQ+ youth, to offer the Art with Purpose program. The program offers the Zebra youth weekly studio art workshops that relate to topics of identity. Following the tragic shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando last year, youth in the Art with Purpose program created a mural in partnership with a City Commissioner to honor the victims. Read more about this program in Next Practices in Partnerships, page 184. 🏳️‍🌈 #Pride2017

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“We belong to the people. It’s got to be a place where more people feel they belong, and I want them to feel they belong in relation to objects and ideas shared with others.” Director Matthew Teitelbaum on his vision for Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, centered on inclusivity. For example,the museum will be offering free family memberships for newly naturalized Americans living in Massachusetts through a program called MFA Citizens - amazing idea!