The Ford Foundation and Walton Family Museum announced that they are jointly investing in diversification at art museums through a new $6M project, entitled the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative.
Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: American Museum of Natural History President Ellen Futter; Los Angeles County Museum of Art Director Michael Govan; and Children’s Museum of Indianapolis President & CEO Jeff Patchen.
In New York, the development of smaller high schools and the process of shutting down larger schools with thousands of students has led to a loss in the number of music and arts programs available to students.
With so many museums opening nearly every month across the U.S., more institutions are competing for funds from foundations and donors. More than 20 new museums opened up in various cities last year, but that was also followed by the closure of multiple art museums.
A new touring initiative called New Monuments for New Cities is challenging artists in various cities to come up with concepts for monuments that they wish to see in their communities in today’s world.