Category: Daniel Ranalli

Arts Administration’s Daniel Ranalli and the Art of Museum Viewing

April 16th, 2014 in Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, Discussions, Faculty News, Featured News Post, MET News


On Friday, April 11, Associate Professor and Director of Arts Administration Daniel Ranalli participated in the Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement series “Fridays @ HILR.” During The Art of Museum Viewing, Ranalli, Harvard Art Museums Director Thomas Lentz, and Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee discussed the following questions: Why do people go to museums today? What is the role of the art museum in contemporary culture?

Man Meets Nature to Create Art

December 2nd, 2013 in Daniel Ranalli, Faculty News, MET News

ranalli-150x150Associate Professor and Director of Arts Administration Daniel Ranalli has new work in “Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations,” the inaugural exhibition in the redesigned Art & Nature Center at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. The Boston Globe features a review of Ranalli’s “Snail Drawings” and of the other art created in “collaboration” with animals.

Read more on the PEM exhibit at the Boston Globe

Additionally, another exhibit featuring Ranalli’s work will open soon: Gallery Kayafas will host Ranalli’s “New Snail Drawings” in Boston beginning on December 6.

Daniel Ranalli’s art on display at URI and PEM

October 21st, 2013 in Alumni News, Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, Faculty News, MET News

MET’s own Daniel Ranalli, director of the Arts Administration program, has two exhibits underway in the month of October. Now through October 30, the University of Rhode Island Art Gallery has one of Professor Ranalli’s Daily Observances pieces on display. The show is called the 25th Anniversary Sea Grant Exhibition and includes 18 artists who have received a Visual Arts Sea Grant over the last quarter century.
dailyobservant_finalDaily Observances: seven o’clock each morning from the same spot. Wellfleet, Massachusetts June 14 – July 11, 2011

The exhibit Beyond Human: Artist-Animal Collaborations inaugurates the new Art & Nature Center wing of the amazing Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Mass. Included are two of Ranalli’s Snail Drawings. The show opened on Saturday, October 19, and will be on display until September 2014.
Snail Drawing: Chaos Theory #2

Prof. Daniel Ranalli Curates Art Show; Gov. Patrick Honored

July 19th, 2013 in Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, Faculty News, MET News

MET Professor Dan Ranalli and Governor Deval Patrick

L-R: Jim Peters, Linda Bond, Gov. Patrick, Nathalie Miebach, Nicky Tavares. All artists were showing that night, as well as former FAWC fellows, and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist fellows.

Professor Daniel Ranalli, director of the graduate program in arts administration and Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist fellow, curated the Fine Arts Work Center’s 4th Annual Summer Celebration in Provincetown, MA. The awards gala and fundraiser was attended by honoree Governor Deval Patrick on July 13, 2013. Patrick was chosen because of his efforts to keep the arts afloat. He explains, “Massachusetts leads the way in innovation and commitment to the creative community. Even through difficult economic times, there is a steadfast effort to keep the arts alive and thriving. Under Gov. Patrick’s leadership, the concerted dedication to the creative economy and to continued support for the arts is both meaningful and vital.”

Sunday’s Boston Globe featured several members of the MET community.

August 7th, 2012 in Arts Administration, Daniel Ranalli, MET News

In the review of a current Robert Motherwell exhibition in Provincetown, Mass., Arts Administration director Daniel Ranalli was quoted from his essay on the artist. Ranalli helped organize the exhibit along with Lise Motherwell, Robert Motherwell's daughter, who has also been a student at MET.

Poet, Jill McDonough, who has taught in MET's Prison Education Program over the years, was interviewed in the “bibliophiles” segment where her prison teaching is highlighted.