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POSTPONED: RE/ VIEW | The Rise of the Regional: Recovering Mid-sized Institutions

June 23, 2020 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Introducing RE/ VIEW, an online program discussion series to address reopening and reimagining museums, art spaces and institutions across the country. Understanding that this crisis has upended previous conditions and revealed vulnerabilities in how we exhibit, present and view art, we invite leaders across our field to strategize for the future. This event is open to members and non-members with a $5.00 minimum donation. 

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ArtTable invites three museum directors to discuss the specific challenges faced by local, regional mid sized institutions. Join Masha Turchinsky, Hudson River Museum, Belinda Tate, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and Jill Snyder, MOCA Cleveland for a conversation on rebuilding community-driven institutions. We’ll discuss creative problem solving, unique public and private funding challenges and strategic reopening plans. 

Jill Snyder, Executive Director, moCa Cleveland

Jill Snyder is one of the chief architects of Cleveland’s cultural scene. Since 1996, with confidence and vision, she has leveraged moCa Cleveland’s artistic beginnings as a small but mighty showcase for once-unknown artists like Andy Warhol into an emblem of Cleveland’s renaissance and a hotbed of new ideas. Along the way, she has shaped conversations about the public value of museums and contemporary art.

In 2012, she completed with moCa’s staff and board an iconic $35M building project in University Circle that anchors the new Uptown district. The project is paid for and debt-free. In under three years, new moCa has gone from attracting 15,000 to 40,000 visitors annually. She has expanded public outreach, commissioning new work by emerging artists and deepening education through public programming.

Under Snyder, moCa is recognized by patrons, artists and art institutions internationally for its adventurous programming. She combines a formidable intellect and deep ties to the art scenes of New York and other cultural capitols with fierce Cleveland pride and a driving determination to forge communities and alliances that go beyond the museum’s walls. Recent moCa programs have straddled sectors as diverse as business, technology, health care, religion, activism, and Cleveland’s vibrant food scene.

A museum professional for over 30 years, Snyder has held administrative and educational positions at the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art, and served as Director of The Aldrich Museum and Freedman Gallery at Albright College. 

Snyder has participated in various leadership programs at The Getty Leadership Institute, Stanford University School of Business, Leadership Cleveland and National Art Strategies. She is co-founder of the national association of Contemporary Art Museum Directors and serves on the Boards of the Cleveland Leadership Center and University Circle Incorporated.  She is a member of In Counsel with Women and The 50 Club.

Belinda A. Tate, Executive Director, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Belinda A. Tate is Executive Director for the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, serving since 2014.

Belinda Tate is a community bridge builder who embraces the KIA’s vision that the visual arts are for everyone. She works to provide a cultural platform that welcomes and is inclusive of all people. Through hands-on, engaged leadership, she provides strategic direction for a team of seven senior leaders who manage a complex institution consisting of development and marketing, exhibitions and collections, museum education and library services (11,000 volumes), and the Kirk Newman Art School (more than 3,300 students). The organization maintains a budget of approximately $4MM, and is powered by 98 staff and faculty and 300 volunteers who serve more than 100,000 patrons annually in Southwest Michigan.

She received her undergraduate degree in Art History/Museum Studies from Yale University and her MA in Liberal Studies from Wake Forest University. She has traveled extensively to more than 19 countries in Europe and Africa and has served as a Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, where she evaluated South African public education a decade after the end of apartheid. 

Ms. Tate currently serves on the boards of directors for the Association of Art Museum Directors and the American Federation of Arts. She also serves on the American Alliance of Museum’s Task Force on Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion in Museum Excellence. 

Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO, The Hudson River Museum

Masha Turchinsky is Director and CEO of the Hudson River Museum, where she oversees the largest cultural organization in Westchester County, New York. With a mission to connect diverse communities through the power of arts, sciences and history, the HRM’s collections include nineteenth-century to contemporary American art; Glenview, a Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places; an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art planetarium; and an amphitheater dedicated to the performing arts. Under Turchinsky’s direction, the Hudson River Museum garnered the 2019 Engaging Communities Award from the Museum Association of New York for the collecting initiative and exhibition Through Our Eyes: Milestones and Memories of African Americans in Yonkers and the 2019 Award for Excellence in Publications for Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. She is currently overseeing a $10+ million capital expansion and improvement project at the Museum. Previously, Turchinsky worked for nineteen years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Digital and Education Departments, overseeing teams dedicated to original content and design. While at the Met, she also served as delegate to the board of trustees. As a consultant, she has worked with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the New York Botanical Garden. She is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and currently serves on ArtTable’s national Board of Directors. Turchinsky holds an EdM in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MA in Education from New York University, and a BS in Russian Studies from Georgetown University.

Other events in this series: 

Tuesday, June 16: Transparency and Accountability: Staffing, Leadership and Unions

Tuesday, June 30: Decentralizing the museum: Digital tools and Creating Community online

… more to come! 


June 23, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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