Today is Museum Selfie Day and we're hoping to see some museum directors get in on the action! Here, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico director Lourdes Ramos shared her selfie with "El Jardín de la Intolerancia" by Arnaldo Roche.
In celebration of AAMD's 100th anniversary we asked museum directors to tell us about their formative experiences in museums. Here Adam Lerner, director of MCA Denver, describes how he discovered how to truly love a work of art on a hungover visit to The Baltimore Museum of Art. Full video available at aamd.org under "Our Centennial." Video by SandenWolff
Dallas Museum of Art is involved in Elder Abuse lawsuit: Arnold Leon Schroeder, Jr., son of the late Wendy Russell Reves, filed a lawsuit against Kern Wildenthal of UT Southwestern, Edward A. Copley of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld, L.L.P., Harry S. Parker, III, George Charlton, Irvin Levy, and the Dallas Museum of Art, alleging conspiracy and fraud to wrongfully steer hundreds of millions of dollars in assets away from Wendy during her life and after her death - click here to read the lawsuit
More than 62 million people visited art museums last year. Learn more in the Association of Art Museum Directors report, "Art Museums By the Numbers 2016: http://bit.ly/2jsatmI
Share your best 2016 museum highlights in the comments below.
First released in 2014, Art Museums By the Numbers is based on aggregated data drawn from AAMD’s member survey and tracks changes over time. Comparisons between 2014, 2015, and 2016 data showed little fluctuation, indicating continued stability in the art museum field.