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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

Former Director, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

News & Notes

Culture is ours to define (so let’s go broad)
Nancy Plaskett
July 18, 2019

Culture belongs to ALL people. Cultural “non-participators” really don’t exist. Arts and culture are built into our humanity. But, I worry that the narrow definition of culture as has traditionally evolved (eg. formal, institutional opportunities) still...

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Programming = “content” + “form” (guess which is more important)
Peter Linett
July 01, 2019

It shouldn’t still surprise me, but it does. How can the NY Times preview of the Poster Museum in NYC ignore almost every aspect of that new cultural experience except the “what” — the objects that are displayed? Then again, judging from the photos that accompany the article, the museum’s founding curators may share the writer’s assumption…

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Theater faces forward
Ashley Ann Wolfe
June 20, 2019

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Miami with many of the country’s top theater-makers at the 2019 Theatre Communications Group annual conference. I never cease to be amazed by the work ethic, creativity, and forward-thinking...

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Slate’s “Working” Podcast: Behind the scenes at MoMA with the people who do the work
Madeline Smith
June 10, 2019

I am a member of the National Emerging Museum Professionals Group on Facebook, which keeps me connected to a network of people working throughout the field. A couple of months ago I read a post asking for podcast recommendations and “Working” caught my interest since...

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Hamilton: The Exhibition — An annotated photo tour
Peter Linett
May 28, 2019

I'm not usually a fan of those big-budget "blockbuster" exhibitions that are mounted by non-museum producers in touristy, non-museum spaces. But I am a huge fan of the musical "Hamilton," Lin-Manuel Miranda's genius rewiring of the American founding story....

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Theater geeks descending on Miami (I’ll be one of them)
Ashley Ann Wolfe
May 24, 2019

I am thrilled to be joining my colleagues and friends from the performing arts world at this year’s Theatre Communications Group national conference in Miami. The themes this year are: Audience & Community Engagement, Well-being & Wellness, and...

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