Rena Zurofsky

Rena Zurofsky sat on the Center’s management panel in 2009. Since 2001, she has been an independent consultant with three primary areas of specialization. As a strategic planner, she has successful guided both independent and university-affiliated museums towards their goals. As a retail planner, she has strategized, designed, and implemented shops for museums and performing arts centers engaged in new buildings, renovations, or expansion projects. As an interim director, she has helped to stabilize and transform historic sites, as well as museums of mixed and specialty collections.

Prior to opening her consulting firm, Zurofsky held executive staff positions at several museums including the American Museum of Natural History, the Newark Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She has taught graduate courses in non-profit arts management and marketing at New York University, and has lectured on the same subjects internationally.

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Grants & Grantees

The Clay Studio developed a three-year strategic plan at a critical moment in its history, six years before the organization must relocate and leave its current facility.

AUX Curatorial Fellow Jamillah James lectures about her residency and introduces her recent projects and ongoing research.

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s Center-funded School for Advanced Performance Training was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Grants & Grantees

Levy’s performance practice and compositions bridge modern classical music with rhythmic and improvisatory aspects of jazz, guided by his dedication to exploring the saxophone’s genre-defying capabilities.

In December 2012, the Center welcomed Lee Rainie, director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project, who introduced the findings of a new report, “Arts Organizations and Digital Technologies.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Sarah Wilke became managing director of Seattle’s On the Boards at the start of its 2004–05 season. She is responsible for day-to-day and long-term strategic management.

The Philadelphia Inquirer featured the Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts’ fundraising campaign for its Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Endangered Artifacts project.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Before retiring in 2010, Joseph Carvalho served as the executive director of Springfield Museums in Springfield, MA.

Grants & Grantees

Contemporary Renaissance man, 2011 Pew Fellow, and “idea factory” Jorge Cousineau counts set design, lighting design, videography, and music composition among his talents.

Questions of Practice

Hong, director of academic affairs and program development at the Getty Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate University, looks at the opportunities presented by co-authorship through the lens of entrepreneurship.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Anna Halprin is a pioneering choreographer whose work has led to a reconsideration of dance as an art form.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Since 2006, Kinshasha Holman Conwill has served as deputy director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum, scheduled to open in 2015.