New York Universitys CEO in the Arts Series will present two prominent New York City arts leaders, Emily K. Rafferty of the Metropolitan Museum of Art interviewed by Karen Brooks Hopkins of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, in a one-on-one dialogue on the challenges confronting arts institutions today. The event, on February 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. at NYUs Einstein Auditorium, 34 Stuyvesant Street at E. 9th Street and Third Avenue, is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, contact 212.998.5799.
Emily Kernan Rafferty is president of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the nations largest and most comprehensive art museum. She will be interviewed by Karen Brooks Hopkins, president of the Brooklyn Academy of Music. As the Metropolitans chief administrative officer, Rafferty is responsible for supervising more than 2,500 museum employees in the areas of finance, technology and information services, legal affairs, development, membership, communications, construction and facilities management, merchandising, government relations, human resources, and security. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, a member of the Steering Committee of the Association for a Better New York, and a member of the Womens Forum. Since 2005 Rafferty has been a member of the board of NYC & Co., the citys tourism and marketing agency, where she was unanimously elected chairwoman of the board in April 2008.
At the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Hopkins oversees the Academys 300 full- and part-time employees and facilities, including the 2100-seat Howard Gilman Opera House and 874-seat BAM Harvey Theater, the four-theater BAM Rose Cinemas and the BAMcafé. She is an active member of the Performing Arts Center Consortium, the Board of NYC & Company, New Yorks Convention and Visitors Bureau, and serves on the Board of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership.
The CEOs in the Arts Series is an initiative of the Council on Arts Management Programs, a collaboration of Steinhardts faculty in the Departments of Art and Art Professions and Music and Performing Arts Professions. The program presents leading executives in an interview format to discuss and explore the strategies, challenges, and goals of some of New York Citys leading institutions for art.
Members of the media interested in attending should contact Timothy Farrell, 212.998.6797 or firstname.lastname@example.org.