Category: Arts Administration

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?

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

MET Professors Pen Op-Ed on Arts in Boston

September 26th, 2013 in Administrative Sciences, Arts Administration, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News, Rich Maloney

Boston Street Pianos

Assistant Professor of Arts Administration Rich Maloney and Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond co-authored an Op-Ed piece on the role of the arts in Boston, which appeared in the Boston Herald earlier this week. The article cites the strong historical presence of the arts in the city, and examines the advantages this tradition could offer when it intersects with business.

As we move from an information to an innovation age, workers able to harness their creativity to develop new products and processes — and navigate a complex and volatile business environment — will play an increasingly vital role in our economy. A 2010 IBM study of more than 1,500 CEOs found that the most important factor for predicting future organizational success was their ability to infuse creativity throughout their organizations. Boston has more than its share of what urban scholar Richard Florida calls the “creative class.”

Full article: Boston Herald

Photo: flickr/bdamon

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.

Sunday’s commencement singer, Michael Convicer (CFA’12), is an incoming MET Arts Administration student.

May 22nd, 2012 in Arts Administration, BU Today Features, Commencement, MET News

The faculty chose Convicer for many reasons says Phyllis Hoffman (CFA’61,’67), a College of Fine Arts professor of music and director of BU’s Tanglewood Institute.

Not only is he a leader in CFA in terms of student government and his support of his fellow students, but he has worked in three units of the University—Admissions, Summer Term, and as an RA for two years—so his relationship to the University is exemplary

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