Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on children’s museums, with guests: Deborah Spiegelman, CEO of Miami Children’s Museum; Caroline Payson, Executive Director of Providence Children’s Museum; & Mathew Sinclair, President & CEO of Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum.
Todd Slisher, Executive Director of the Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium, and Kay Schwartz, Director at Flint Public Library, discuss making learning fun and engaging as well as keeping Flint’s history alive.
The Flint Institute of Arts’ President of the Board of Directors Thomas Lillie, Trustee Kathryn Boles, Trustee Elizabeth Saab discuss the impact FIA has on their visitors and how the community of Flint helps shape the programs and exhibits the institute offers.
Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, Flint community leader, medical doctor, and the Chair of the American Medical Association discusses Flint, the community, and the importance of The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) to the community.
The Flint Institute of Arts (FIA) is the second-largest art museum in Michigan and one of the largest museum-connected community art schools in the United States. The FIA makes art accessible and inclusive to all members of their community through permanent collection and temporary exhibitions: guided tours; lectures and community dialogues; art classes, workshops, and studio demonstrations; gallery, studio, and outreach programs for PreK-12, Head Start, and homeschool students; films and videos; print, audio, and multimedia resources.
In this collaboration with The Flint Institute of Arts, we spoke to Flint community leaders and discusses the work they do to provide spaces of art and culture to the people of Flint, Michigan.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the importance of natural history museums, with guests; Claudio Gomez, Executive Director of McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, Amy Harris, Director of University of Michigan Museum of Natural History,&Halsey Spruance, Executive Director of Delaware Museum of Nature & Science.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about HBCU Galleries and Museums, with guests; Dr. Liz Andrews, Executive Director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts, Dr. Jontyle Robinson, Curator & Assistant Professor of The Legacy Museum, & Jamaal Sheats, Director and Curator of the Fisk University Galleries.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion about the relevance of the Holocaust today, with guests; Erin Blankenship, Interim Executive Director of Florida Holocaust Museum & Mary Pat Higgins, President & CEO of Dallas Holocaust & Human Rights Museum.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of diversity in the arts with guests: Alejandra Peña-Gutierrez, Director of Museo de Arte de Ponce in Puerto Rico; Amanda de la Garza, Director of Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City and Sylvia Orozco, Executive Director of Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on The Big Lie and how this WWII era propaganda technique is still used today, with guests; Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld, CEO of Holocaust Memorial Center Dr. Guy Stern, Former Interim Director of the Center & Former US Army Ritchie Boy & Prof. Dr. Mirjam Wenzel, Director of Jewish Museum Frankfurt
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on aquariums, with guests; Bob Davidson, CEO of Seattle AquariumCynthia Whitbred-Spanoulis, President and CEO of Virginia Aquarium&Peter Kareiva, President and CEO of Aquarium of the Pacific
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on children’s museums, with guests; Melissa Kaiser, CEO of DISCOVERY Children’s Museum Aileen Hefferren, CEO & Director of Children’s Museum of Manhattan, and Sarah Cole, CEO of Glazer Children’s Museum.
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of Juneteenth and how we as a society talk about the history slavery, with guests; Woody Keown, Jr., President & COO of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and Ashley Rogers, Executive Director of the Whitney Plantation
Mark Oppenheim leads a discussion on the importance of advancing Native American Art and Artists in America with guests: Della Warrior, Director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture; Lulani Arquette, President & CEO of the Native Arts & Cultures Foundation; and John Vanausdall, President & CEO of The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on the importance of Science Museums with guests: Alison Brown, President and CEO of the Science Museum of Minnesota; Linda Silver, CEO of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science; and Frank Steslow, President & CEO of the Frost Museum of Science.
Mark Oppenheim leads a conversation on the role of University Art Museums with guests: David Brenneman – Director at the Eskenazi Museum of Art; Amy Gilman – Director at the Chazen Museum of Art; and David Little – Director and Chief Curator at the Mead Art Museum.