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The research has the capacity to be transformational for the O’Keeffe Museum. Slover Linett took the time to listen, understand our needs, and integrate their work with another consultant team… As a result, the staff is eager to develop and implement experimental programs to attract and retain new audiences. Peter and his team are not only experts in audience research; they are experienced, thoughtful, and sophisticated partners who are willing to think with my team.”

Robert A. Kret

Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

News & Notes

Let’s get immersive!

With so much talk lately around the subject of immersive/interactive art, I recently spent time exploring two destinations that are making headlines in this arena: Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, and the wndr museum in Chicago. Meow Wolf was unlike anything I’ve...

Strengthening access to the arts in Chicago Public Schools

I’m honored to serve as the Chair for Ingenuity’s Data and Research Advisory Panel, and it’s been such a pleasure to work on the panel with my colleagues Katherine and Madeline this year. Ingenuity (@IngenuityChgo) does fantastic work supporting arts education in...

Reflections on AAM 2018

I recently returned from the American Alliance of Museum’s (AAM) 2018 annual conference in Phoenix, AZ.  As Sr. Project Director & Staff Lead at Slover Linett Audience Research, I take every opportunity that I can to learn from experts, engage in cultural...

Announcing the Promotion of Dr. Jen Benoit-Bryan to Project Director & Quantitative Lead

Slover Linett Audience Research is thrilled to announce the promotion of Dr. Jen Benoit-Bryan to the position of Project Director & Quantitative Lead. In her new position, Jen will oversee a range of research projects and provide internal quantitative...


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Before "high" #culture peeled off from "low," #art from entertainment: Scott Joplin was "a hit in the saloons of the Midwest...but also in the high-society parlors of European capitals." Love @nytimes #overlooked series of belated obits for people of color

Scott Joplin circa 1904. He would come to be revered as a ragtime giant and an in-demand performer.

Scott Joplin, Ragtime Master Who Wrote ‘The Entertainer’

Scott Joplin elevated ragtime, composed one of the first African-American operas and laid the groundwork for jazz.


Thank you @murawski27 for breaking down practical ways to tackle change to move community involvement work forward. #firstwave @OFBYFOR_ALL

@stevenkohls Hi Steve, I run an audience research & evaluation firm for arts & culture nonprofits, and we're developing a new website - would love to use literally like 9 seconds of footage from your video of the Crossing Arts mural painting. Thoughts? Thanks very much.

@steamworkgroup @SloverLinett @DrPriceIsRight Right, we've sometimes said the same to each other here @SloverLinett. But increasingly, #genderidentity is one of the dimensions of diversity and inclusion that #museums and #arts orgs are striving for, so it's worth measuring and tracking over time.

Around our table: Great chat about asking #gender on #surveys inclusively, empathetically & analyze-ably? Is transgender a category (noun) or modifier of male or female (adj.)? Who are we to define the options, but closed-ended questions force the issue. #audienceresearch #arts

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