While museums across the country have chosen to lay off or furlough educators, at the Asian Art Museum the education department is busily at work.
A museum educator, who generally works with medical students in the galleries, considers the healing potential of art.
A post-coronavirus art world that downsizes and shrinks can not be at the cost of artists and creatives of color.
Art Detectives, a partnership between the Pérez Art Museum Miami, the Miami-Dade Police Department, and two community organizations that launched last month, may be the only program of its kind in the US.
Museum educators are crucial to museums’ long-term public engagement, but these freelancers lack the job security of a full-time, salaried position.
Museum education is a significant aspect of the way museums interface with their audiences, and freelance educators have made themselves crucial to the operation of many of New York’s main art institutions.
Earlier this month, the J. Paul Getty Trust announced that it was cutting 34 jobs in its museum division. In and of itself, this wasn’t huge news; despite the absurdly booming art market, the national economy continues to sag, meaning museums have to contend with smaller endowments and less generous donors. But while museum cuts are nothing new, the Getty case is notable because of the fact that the cuts fall almost entirely on the institution’s education department.