Wonder Women in the Arts – Breakfast & Workshop in NYC
October 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Thursday, October 11, 8am-11am at the Museum of the City of New York.
Does gender matter in leadership roles in the arts? From recent literature, the answer is yes.
An article from early 2017 in the New York Times, entitled Gender Gap Persists at Largest Museums, states that, “The Ongoing Gender Gap in Art Museum Directorships” (a report from the Association of Art Museum Directors) shows that just one of the nation’s 13 largest museums is run by a woman… Women today are nearing equity over all, leading 48 percent of art museums, up from 43 percent three years ago. A gender gap persists, however, at the largest museums — those with budgets of $15 million and higher, where just 30 percent have female directors. And as the budgets grow, the ranks of women thin, with just three women heading the 20 largest-budget institutions in the association.
So, what tools can help women get to the top? Is undertaking a strategic plan an effective means of leading and influencing arts organizations?
In this workshop we will explore the path women in the arts, particularly museums, take to the top and the role strategic plans play in moving women leaders along that path. Come join us to hear from four top women leaders in the museum field on this important topic.
Meet the Panelists:
Pamela Franks is director of the Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Franks was previously at the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven since 2004, and is currently holding the titles of senior deputy director and curator of modern and contemporary art. She also previously worked at the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and holds a Ph.D. in art history from the University of Texas at Austin.
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