Hudson Valley MANY Workshop: Access and Identity
November 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm$45
Welcome by Tom Shannon, Director of Facilities, Dia: Beacon / Vice-President, MANY
10 – 11:30 AM
Multi-Step Strategies for New Exhibit Funding, Design, Development and Production
Peter Hyde, Owner, Peter Hyde Design
Gary Urbanowicz, Executive Director, New York City Fire Museum
Thomas Sullivan, Fire Safety Officer, FDNY
How does an institution successfully fund, plan, design and produce a new exhibit when all the resources are not in place at the start? What if they do not have to be? The session will present strategies by the New York City Fire Museum for the “Fire Safety Learning Center”.
11:30 AM – 12 PM
MANY Update: Advocacy & Programs by Erika Sanger
12 – 1 PM
Lunch and Time to visit the gallery
1 – 2:30 PM
The Present is Queer: Case Studies & Strategies for LGBTQIA+ Representation in Museums
John-Duane Kingsley, Consultant, Twisted Preservation
Zachary Bowman, Manager of Education and Visitor Experience, The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art
Danielle Bennett, Independent Museum Professional
Museum professionals identifying as members of the LGBTQIA+ community discuss successful models of LGBTQIA+ inclusion and representation within American museums. With examples ranging from contemporary art to heritage preservation, national best practices and personal experience will be leveraged for a conversational primer on engaging with the cultural legacy and demographic needs of the LGBTQIA+ community inside and outside the walls of your institution.
2:45 – 4:15 PM
Access to Art: Creatively Engaging Visitors with Disabilities at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Karen Duval, Access & Community Coordinator, Albright Knox Art Gallery
How can museums create a more inclusive environment for all visitors and break down barriers to participation? From smaller adaptations like signage, to large scale building modifications, and customized programs. In this session, learn how the Albright-Knox Art Gallery uses modern and contemporary art as the impetus to creatively engage visitors with disabilities in Access AK programs.