March 28, 2015 9am-7pm

Balch Auditorium | Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont, CA 91711 

Some of the most interesting innovations in the arts and culture sectors in the world are happening in Los Angeles right now. Why is Los Angeles such an incubator of innovation? Is what is happening in Los Angeles happening elsewhere?

To celebrate the first decade of the Arts Management and Museum Studies programs at Claremont Graduate University, the School of Arts & Humanities, with generous support from the Thornton F. Bradshaw Programs and Endowment Fund, is hosting a one day conference.

The conference will feature cutting edge models and projects in the arts sector in Los Angeles, stimulating discussion on how Los Angeles arts and cultural organizations are innovating in the field, transforming theory into practice. 

Steven Tepper, Dean, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts 

CLOSING KEYNOTE: New Directors, New Directions
John Echeveste, La Plaza de Cultura y Artes
Philippe Vergne, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Christina Yu Yu, Director, USC Pacific Asia Museum
Moderator: Laura Zucker, Executive Director, LA County Arts Commission and Director, Arts Management Program, Claremont Graduate University 

Sasha Anawalt, Associate Professor and Director, USC Annenberg Master's Program in Arts Journalism
John Arena, Senior Vice President, Fine Art Product Credit Executive
January Parkos Arnall, Curatorial Assistant, Public Engagement, Hammer Museum
Ann Berchtold, Founder/Director, ART SAN DIEGO
Lexi Brown, Private Dealer
Leticia Buckley, Director of Communications and Marketing, LA County Arts Commission
John Burtle, Artist
Gerlie Collado, CGU Arts Management '14, Arts Program Associate, The James Irvine Foundation
Juan Devis, Sr. Vice President of Content Development and Production, KCETLink
Tibbie Dunbar, Executive Director, Architecture and Design Museum
Quetzal Flores, Program Manager, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Cheri Gaulke, Artist, Co-founder of Feminist Art Workers and Sisters Of Survival, Head of Visual Arts, Harvard-Westlake School
Joshua Goode, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and History, Claremont Graduate University
Martha Guzman, Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, The Broad Stage
Asuka Hisa, Director fo Education and Public Programs, Santa Monica Museum of Art
Kate Johnston, Designer and Sarah Williams, Producer, The Women's Center for Creative Work
Melody Kanschat, Executive Director, Getty Leadership Institute
Amy Kitchener, Executive Director, Alliance for California Traditional Arts
Karen Mack, Founder and Executive Director, LA Commons
Julia Meltzer, Filmmaker and Director of Clockshop, a non-profit arts organization
Kristina Newhouse, Curator, University Art Museum, CSU Long Beach
Rebecca Niederlander and Iris Anna Regn, Co-founders, Broodwork
Sarah Odenkirk, Clinical Professor of Art Law, MA Art Business, Claremont Graduate University
David Pagel, Art Critic, LA Times and Professor of Art, Claremont Graduate University
Josh Roth, Art Attorney, Glaser Weil
Yuval Sharon, Artistic Director, The Industry
Haily Zaki, Co-founder, de Lab
with more to be announced. 

Registration is required. 
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