Visual Arts Administration Events

MA in Visual Arts Administration

Visual Arts Administration Events

The Visual Arts Administration graduate program hosts a series of events throughout the school year. A portion of the events are colloquia--a series of lectures and panels geared towards the academic and professional interests of the Visual Arts Administration students. Of these colloquia, a percentage are organized by tone of three student-run organizations, ACE (Advocates for Cultural Engagement), The Art Finance Society, or "Other Content," a curatorial collective. Events and colloquia are a joint effort between the Visual Arts Administration faculty and students. As a result, these events and colloquia are tailored to address the challenges in today’s ever changing art world.

The Visual Arts Administration Alumni Council also hosts a series of events, which can be found here.

Upcoming Events

To be announced.

Recent Events – Spring 2019

Fact or Fiction: Social Media in the Art World

February 1, 6-8pm
Barney Building: Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant Street

How has social media affected the art world? What are the challenges associated with integrating social media into an organization’s communications strategy, when the industry is based on in-person, personal experiences?

This discussion will provide an overview of pros and cons of social media in the art world. Panelists include Nora Gomez-Strauss, Director of Digital Strategies at Public Art Fund, Stephanie Strasnick, Social Media Strategist and Freelance Arts Writer, and Molly Taylor, Director of Press, Marketing & Events at Paul Kasmin Gallery. The discussion will be moderated by Andi Harris, Senior Account Executive at FITZ & CO. and a MA Visual Arts Administration student.

The Social Role of Art

February 22, 6:30-8:30
Barney Building: Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant Street

The 21st Century marks a new era for the arts, a hyper-social era. Thanks to the growth of technology, human beings are more connected than ever; news concerning global events is literally at the fingertips of all sorts of people from different backgrounds, communities and viewpoints, and involve all aspects of society including visual arts. This evening’s colloquium, The Social Role of Art, asks the questions: How does art play an active role in ameliorating social issues? And in what ways can visual art and culture take part in everyday society?

To answer these points, Paulina Fuentes and Briana Zimmerman have invited two New York based non-profits, Art Space Sanctuary and Young New Yorkers, to speak to NYU’s VAA students. Both organizations use the visual arts in very different ways to combat today’s most important socio-political issues and allow us to see how they impact our local communities, and beyond, firsthand. Since our shared humanity is more apparent than ever, we hope this colloquium will help us to uncover how art can play a role in changing the world. Organized by Paulina Fuentes and Briana Zimmerman, NYU Visual Arts Administration MA Students (2020 and 2019 respectively).


April 12, 7pm
Barney Building: Einstein Auditorium
34 Stuyvesant Street

Since 2011, visual artist Karthik Pandian and choreographer Andros Zins-Browne have been exploring the image of revolution in the wake of the Arab Spring. Their talk will discuss their ongoing project, ATLAS UNLIMITED, a cumulative series of institutional solo exhibitions that combine sculpture and storytelling to trace the flows of people, art, and artifacts across geographies and cultures. Exploring the architecture of motivating, directing and surviving movement, Zins-Browne and Pandian will reflect on political and aesthetic narratives of movement that run through their cumulative installation. Their forthcoming exhibition at 80 Washington Square East will open September 2019. Organized by Nicola Lees, Director of 80WSE Gallery.

Visual Arts Administration Program Alumni Council Career Fair

May 3, 6:30-8:30pm
Pless Hall
82 Washington Square East

Come and gather around tables for open and engaged conversations with alumni experts in the visual arts professions to learn about their diverse career paths and experiences, to gain insights and advice for your own career development, and to network and build future relationships with peers and mentors.

Strategic Planning Fair

May 13, 5:30-7:30pm
Barney Building's 6th floor
34 Stuyvesant Street

Student teams present research reports that reveal solutions to different challenges confronting several visual arts organizations in New York City. We hope you will join us for wine, food, and a dialogue among the student researchers, representatives from the organizations, VAA alumni and faculty and learn more about the studies and implications for arts organizations in the future.

Visual Arts Administration Events Archive

An archive of past Visual Arts Administration events.