Read AAMD's March 15 statement on the proposed federal budget's elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
We're looking forward to attending the Association of African American Museums conference in Washington the first week of August! AAAM is hosting a pre-conference tweetchat this coming Monday, July 24, at 12pm Eastern on the conference theme of PRESENCE. POWER. PERSISTANCE. Follow along using the hashtag #AAAMChat and #AAAM2017. See you there!
Join the pre-conference tweet chat to discuss the 2017 AAAM conference theme PRESENCE. POWER. PERSISTENCE. on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 12pm - 1pm. Follow @BlackMuseums on Twitter, and don't forget to tag your responses with #AAAM2017 and #AAAMCHAT.
In this video The Frick Collection director Ian Wardropper describes an inspirational childhood moment at Museo Nacional del Prado when he realized not just the power of art, but the power of museums to shape how we think about that art. 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.
"I hope that our connection to the civic life of our town continues to grow and strengthen and that we can make an impact on the lives not just of Colby students but our visitors, our residents of Maine in really profound ways."
Colby College Museum of Art director and AAMD Trustee Sharon Corwin on the museum's role at Colby College and in the Waterville, Maine community.