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Friday, October 23 • 12:05pm - 12:25pm
Cultural Institutions as Neighborhood Placemakers

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Neighborhoods across the five boroughs are enriched and enlivened by cultural anchors and the vast array of programs they make available for visitors—locally and globally.  As the pressure to reach new audiences and deliver on their missions in new ways drives them to expand their physical presence in neighborhoods, can these important organizations work with local communities to continue contributing to the success of their neighborhoods, and not overtake them?

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Vin Cipolla

Former MAS President; MAS Director; Executive Director, The David Geffen Hall Campaign, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Vin Cipolla has served as Chairman, President and CEO across private and public organizations in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston and London. He is a six-time entrepreneur, an eight-time company CEO and a two-time CEO of major nonprofits. In early 2009, he became President and CEO of the Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), having been elected to its Board in 2008. In 2010, he founded the MAS Summit for New York City, now the city’s... Read More →

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Katy Clark

President, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
BAM President Katy Clark joined the renowned performing arts institution in July, 2015. She oversees BAM’s 248 full-time employees and works alongside long-time BAM Executive Producer, Joseph V. Melillo. Clark leads an adventurous organization that engages with 700,000 audience members each year, presenting live performances and films from around the world. BAM features four live performance spaces, ranging in capacity from 250 to more than... Read More →
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Thelma Golden

Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Thelma Golden is Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem where she began her career in 1987 before joining the Whitney Museum of American Art in 1988. After a decade at the Whitney, she returned to the Studio Museum in 2000 as Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs, and was named Director and Chief Curator in 2005. Golden was appointed to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House by President Obama in 2010, and... Read More →
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Robin Pogrebin

Culture Reporter, The New York Times
Robin Pogrebin is a reporter on the Culture Desk of the New York Times, where she covers arts institutions, architecture and other topics. At the Times, she has also covered the magazine industry for the Business Desk and city news for the Metro Desk. Prior to joining the Times in 1995, she was an associate producer for Peter Jennings’ documentary unit at ABC News. She also spent three years as a staff reporter at the New York... Read More →
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Jorge Daniel Veneciano

Executive Director, El Museo del Barrio
Born in Villa María, Argentina, Jorge Daniel Veneciano is executive director of El Museo del Barrio, New York and former director of the Sheldon Museum of Art, Lincoln, Nebraska and the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University. Veneciano served as curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem and with the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department. He holds a PhD from Columbia University in the Department of English and Comparative... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 12:05pm - 12:25pm
The TimesCenter

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