Quick Hit: Museums and Social Media in the New York Times

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The New York Times special museum section focuses on "the spirit of sharing" and how museums are using social media to connect with visitors in new ways. It's a good day for museum technologists.

The Dallas Museum of Art Took a Major Risk, and The Outcome Has Been Remarkable.

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By Jen Leavitt, Arts and Cultural Consultant. . About a year ago, the Dallas Museum of Art did something truly innovative. They currently have 50,000 members and continue to add around 1,000 new members every single week.

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Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Imitate the Art of Corporate Branding

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Robert Antell and his wife, Marguerite, decided to make a break from the norm in their rural town of Perinton near the Canadian border in New York State. Depending on your taste, you might say this home is a work of art or a vision gone wrong. The post Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Imitate the Art of Corporate Branding appeared first on Nonprofit Hub.

Why Do We Interpret Art and Science So Differently?

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If we're talking about an an artist working in the context of an art museum, it's likely that the genius' work will be presented with minimal interpretation. Labels will reference the importance of her work in the context of the art world. A genius has just created a major body of work.

See What’s Out There » Blog Archive » Art in New York

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It was designed by a New York artist named Cindy Workman. Cindy is having an art show, and if you are in New York, you should take a look.


Art and Aging: Tim Carpenter of EngAGE

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I believe that new models of aging and senior life will emerge from this wave, and can't wait to see what is created, which is why I loved stumbling upon The New York Times article, For Healthy Aging, A Late Act in the Footlights. One of its project is the Burbank Senior Artists Colony , a first-of-its-kind senior apartment community with high-end arts amenities and programs (how cool is that?).

SocComm - New York on February 10

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On February 10th 2009 at the 3LD Art and Technology Center in New York City, social media guru Jeff Pulver is producing SocComm - The Social Communications Summit. Register and reserve your seat at birth of a new industry. 11:20 - 11:40 - (M) Jeff Jarvis, Associate Professor and Director of the Interactive Journalism program at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.

Art Basel Teams With Kickstarter to Fund Small Art Groups – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

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Art Basel Teams With Kickstarter to Fund Small Art Groups – Philanthropy Today - Blogs - The Chronicle of Philanthropy : "Art Basel, the international modern- and contemporary-art show known for its focus on high-end works and wealthy patrons, has joined with Kickstarter to attract investment in smaller, experimental cultural projects, writes The New York Times.

Live From New York: 2007 DMA Nonprofit Federation Conference - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Because many corporations have significantly more resources to dedicate to their marketing programs, they are often a few steps ahead of us in terms of new strategies and innovations – both successful and unsuccessful. To create a new comment, use the form below.

15 Powerful Quotes from the Social Good Summit

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In 2030, the content curators will be the new power brokers.”– “Street art doesn’t care what you want to see on the way to work, it’s there to get your attention and to confront you.”–

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ISO Understanding: Rethinking Art Museum Labels

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I don't usually fist-pump while reading the New York Times. But I’d been scribbling notes for an art museum label post for awhile, and then yesterday, the NY Times had a review of a new show at MOMA, Comic Abstraction. Art becomes a kind of one-liner.

Clay Shirky on Creativity: “You Can’t Fake Interestingness”


I surely don’t need to say anything other than NEW CLAY SHIRKY VIDEO!! “In this video of his talk at PSFK CONFERENCE NYC, Clay Shirky talks about the work of Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

Making Data More Human


“Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. Coming from a background in genetics, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art.”

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

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I was an early adopter of using the Internet in 1992 where I had a virtual job working online for a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts called ArtsWire. A Zentangle is a miniature abstract work of art created with a collection of patterns.

Seeing Through Walls for Greater Independence!

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

It’s the brainchild of Donna and Ben Rosen, a New York power couple with connections to science, technology, politics, the arts and more. Kent Presents 2016 I just attended the second annual Kent Presents conference in Kent, Connecticut. There were too many awesome talks to do them justice, but you are welcome to sample the session titles here. The talk that especially blew my mind was by MIT professor Dina Katabi.

Is Your NY Nonprofit Ready for the Nonprofit Revitalization Act?


Is your New York nonprofit ready for the new Nonprofit Revitalization Act? Are you familiar with the requirements of the new Act? Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of New York (members only).

My Birthday Wish: Support My Fundraiser for NTEN

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In those days, I was working with the New York Foundation for the Arts on a project called ArtsWire, an online network for arts organizations and artists. Develop new programs and resources for NTEN’s growing community. Today is my birthday!

Arts Tourism Vlog

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The [link] explores artists and artist resources in New York's Hudson River Valley. Check out the interview with the Dutchess Arts Council ! Interesting use of the medium

How the Pope Is Connecting with Younger Generations on Social Media: Pope Emojis

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As you probably know, the Pope is visiting the United States this week in Washington, DC; Philadelphia; and New York City. There are even whole novels like “ Emoji Dick ” or famous art works explained in emojis.

Guest Post by Nora Grant: Lessons from A Year of Pop Up Museums

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This post was written by my colleague Nora Grant, Community Programs Coordinator at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. There are many different models, including The Pop-Up Museum of Queer History , The New York Met , SF Mobile Museum , and even a Pop Up Prison Museum.

That's Art Mobs, Not Art Snobs.

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But, found this interesting example of using this new technology to make art more accessible. Makes me wish we lived in New York or that it could be done for MFA in Boston. ??? Art Mobs ???

Arts Darwinism

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Cuts in funding have forced the Dance Theatre of Harlem, in New York, to lay off 19 of its 27 staff members and reduce its budget by $3-million, reports. The Ballet Tech company, in New York, has canceled its upcoming season to avoid a projected $665,000 budget shortfall, reports. The New York Times HARLEM DANCE THEATER.

How Museum Hack Transforms Museum Tours: Interview with Dustin Growick

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A new company in New York, Museum Hack , is reinventing the museum tour from the outside in. Dustin is a science instructor at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) by day, Museum Hack tour developer/leader at AMNH by night. It used to be mostly young New Yorkers.

Latest Association & Nonprofit Jobs – April 12


The majority of the organization’s senior leadership team originate from corporate backgrounds and are relentlessly focused on improving the organization’s impact and constantly looking at new ways to bring more supporters to the mission.

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Have Fun, Do Good Birthday Fundraiser!

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Given what happened with the Voting Rights Act in June, the Zimmerman verdict in July, and the existence of things like New York''s stop-and-frisk policy, we need leaders working for racial justice and human rights to be able to sustain themselves over the looooooooong haul.

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Host an ARTBreak in your community

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"The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls." ~ Pablo Picasso Do you think you get more done if you focus, nose-to-the-grindstone, or if you take lots of breaks? According to a recent New York Times article, Relax!

Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

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Last June, I facilitated a leadership workshop at the Americans for the Arts Conference where I tested some of the assessments and checklist tools in our book.

Online Branding Takeaways - Online Fundraising, Advocacy, and Social Media - frogloop


Thanks to Alan Rosenblatt for hosting and Michael Bassik and Emily Williams from MSHC Partners and Daphne Schwab from The New York Times for presenting their takes on online branding. To create a new comment, use the form below.

On White Privilege and Museums

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Two weeks ago, Roberto Bedoya asked several arts bloggers, including me, to write a post reflecting on Whiteness and its implications for the arts. I am in no way an expert in issues related to racial and ethnic representation in the arts.

Visual Storytelling for Nonprofits


Masi’s images of The Bhopal Medical Appeal were featured on the New York Times Lens Blog and TIME Photos. Christy Wiles holds an MA degree in Theory of Contemporary Art from the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) and a BA in Spanish and Latin American Literature from Reed College.

Arts 2.0: Examples of Arts Organizations Social Media Strategies

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I'm prepping for a workshop on Social Media and wanted do a round up of recent compelling examples of arts organizations using social media strategies and tools. I've covered arts organizations and social media here and there over the past three years and last winter co-wrote a cover story article with Rebecca Krause-Hardie for ArtsReach. So, thought I'd take an opportunity to query my network via Twitter and Facebook and see what's new. Arts Organizations.

How Much Money do People Really Give on Nonprofit Boards? Read BoardAssist’s Annual Report on Nonprofit Giving for all the Answers


Our work spans tiny nonprofits serving in Mali and Haiti, requiring a minimal financial commitment, to New York-based nonprofit household names that request significant funding from their board members, and everything in between. How much money do people really give on nonprofit boards?

Is Wikipedia Loves Art Getting "Better"?

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Wikipedia Loves Art, Take One The first version of Wikipedia Loves Art first took place in February 2009. It started with a request from a group of New York Wikimedians to the Brooklyn Museum. Wikipedia Loves Art, Take Two In June of 2009, Dutch Wikimedians tried again.

Seven Nonprofit Finance Tips to Keep Your Board Out of Trouble


ii) The Nonprofit Revitalization Act requires New York nonprofits to have a conflict of interest policy and a whistleblower policy. If your nonprofit is located in New York, learn what policy provisions the act requires.

AFP Blog - Untitled Article

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Top 15 most-connected nonprofits These nonprofits were ranked by the number of Most-Connected New Yorkers who are or once were board members. Nonprofit Rank Partnership for New York City 45 New York-Presbyterian Hospital 28 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

If the Times can’t sell it… | Beaconfire Wire

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And even with the Times opening their doors, there remain p arts of the web that are pay to play. Skip to content Clients Services Portfolio About Us Contact Blog Home > Blog Recent Posts 07/16/2010: The Wisdom of the Old Spice Man 07/12/2010: Is your online campaign going to succeed?

NetCentric Advocacy: Extraordinary Confessions

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Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Your Story: Common Story: Connecting People to Each Other: Good Job Environmental Defense | Main | Community Photo Shoots: MoveOn Flickr » December 21, 2005 Extraordinary Confessions This is not new or ground breaking ( New York Times covered it already.) You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project.

What’s Your Calling?

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In 1992, I discovered the Internet, Well, and was hired by the New York Foundation of the Arts to be the Network Weaver for a network for artists, Arts Wire. I learned an incredible amount from collaborating with arts teachers. Flickr Photo by SMEXbeirut.

Governance, Governance, Governance


An investigation by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is focusing on the Cooper Union board’s management of its endowment and decision to borrow at unfavorable terms to finance its new building while running operating deficits.

Technology in the Arts Conference: Oct. 20-21

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I've been invited to be on the Honorary Committee for the Technology in the Arts Conference. The idea is to bring together a variety of people in the arts sector to examine the commonalities that exist in useful technologies as well as the opportunities for partnership. It's part of the 10th Anniversary for Center for Arts Management ( CAMT ). CAMT was a partner with the New York Foundation for the Arts for its now defunct Arts Wire program.