Ripped from the headlines: “Hammer Museum to UCLA” (1994); “University of Tulsa Celebrates Partnership with Gilcrease” (2008); “Pacific Northwest College of Art and Museum of Contemporary Craft Become One” (2008); “Loyola University, Chicago Getting The Cuneo Museum and Gardens as Gift” (2009); “Magnes Museum to Become Part of University of California Berkley” (2010). What’s the trend? With these and other specific examples in mind, this panel will explore the implications of troubled museums being “gifted” to institutions of higher education and the business model of university art museums. Being presented in partnership with the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.
Carin Jacobs, Director, Center for the Arts, Religion and Education, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California
James Leventhal, Deputy Director for Development, Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco, California
Jill Hartz, Executive Director, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon
Tom Manley, President, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon