The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aimee Chang introduced as BAM/PFA's Director of Engagement
Chang comes to Berkeley from the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, where she served as Manager of Public Programs.
BERKELEY, CA.- The University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive announces the appointment of Aimee Chang as Director of Engagement. The newly created position brings the communications, education, and membership departments together to foster meaningful and transformative experiences for visitors at an institution that celebrates art, film, and cultural discourse.

“We are ecstatic to welcome Aimee to the BAM/PFA team. Her groundbreaking work in a diverse range of education, communications, and curatorial roles at some of the finest museums in the country makes her uniquely qualified for this new and innovative role,” said Lawrence Rinder, director of BAM/PFA. “As Director of Engagement, Aimee will provide visionary and strategic leadership in the development of interactive and creative approaches to audience engagement in our galleries, at the PFA Theater, and also online.”

Chang comes to Berkeley from the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin, where she served as Manager of Public Programs and conceived and directed a diverse schedule of public programs, including lectures, conversations, hands-on workshops, music series, film series, and exhibition-related events. During her tenure, she increased the profile of public programs through community and university partnerships, new marketing efforts, and original programs such as SoundSpace, a yearlong project with a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin’s Butler School of Music who created experimental music programs throughout the galleries. Her other initiatives included the Blanton’s extended hours program, Third Thursdays, which features artists’ talks, screenings, performances, and other programs; and Perspectives, a series that invites a range of educators, artists, and others to offer insight into exhibitions

Prior to her post at the Blanton Museum of Art, Chang served as the Director of Academic and Residency Programs at the Hammer Museum, University of California, Los Angeles, where she led an Irvine Arts Innovation Fund project to integrate artists throughout the museum; spearheaded the museum’s Artist Council, an advisory board of artists tasked with reimagining the role of the museum; directed an artist residency program focused on engaging artists with the larger Los Angeles communities and UCLA; and strengthened the museum’s ties to the UCLA community.

Chang also has extensive curatorial experience, having served as Curator of Contemporary Art at the Orange County Museum of Art. Many of her exhibitions stemmed from her particular interest in artists who engage with communities, such as Kutlug Ataman’s Southern California-based project, Paradise, and she has written about Transforma, the artist-led project that catalyzed creative responses to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans from 2005-2010.

Today's News

April 28, 2012

First major exhibition in Germany focusing on El Greco's paintings opens in Dusseldorf

Director of the E.G. Buehrle foundation says Cezanne damaged in heist can be restored

Christie's to offer a selection of works by an American watercolor master, Stephen Scott Young

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston celebrates Alex Katz’s 60-year career with exhibition

New, large-scale works by Cindy Sherman on view at Metro Pictures in New York

Solo exhibition of work by Jenny Holzer opens at Sprüth Magers in Berlin

El niño azul: Goya and Spanish painting in the Louvre presented as part of DNP Museum Lab project

One of last Louis Armstrong trumpet records now to be released to the public for the first time

Art Institute of Chicago acquires "Harlem U.S.A." photo series by Dawoud Bey

Space shuttle Enterprise arrives in New York City; crowds watch with joy and excitement

Romanian artist Victor Man's "The White Shadow of His Talent" opens at Blum & Poe

Frank Lloyd Gallery exhibits a series of paintings by Craig Kauffman made in 1989

Spring Show NYC to transform Park Avenue Armory into veritable museum of fine paintings

Michael Sailstorfer, winner of Vattenfall Contemporary 2012 Prize, exhibits at Berlinische Galerie

Josef Albers, Mapplethorpes to lead Grogan auction

Lynn Chadwick: The Complete Candelabras 1953-1996 on view at the Willer Gallery

Aimee Chang introduced as BAM/PFA's Director of Engagement

Stik's brilliantly produced new studio work on view at Imitate Modern

Valencian Institute for Modern Art presents an exhibition of works by José Saborit

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The finest opal ever unearthed will be publicly displayed for the first time in Australia

2.- Archaeologists report Kukulkan Pyramid at Chichen Itza built over an underground river

3.- United States returns long-lost Pablo Picasso painting "The Hairdresser" to France

4.- A year after discovery, no answers to a possible resting place of Alexander the Great

5.- National Art School Gallery presents major exhibition of work by Australian artist Rosemary Laing

6.- New Princess Diana wedding photographs up for auction at RR Auctions in Boston

7.- Gregory Crewdson's uncanny images of deceptively serene suburban life on view at the San Diego Museum of Art

8.- Foreigners, 10 men and 10 women, named to head some of Italy's greatest museums

9.- Tate Liverpool to show one of the most iconic works ever made by Henri Matisse

10.- Royals warn against paparazzi pictures of Prince George; Urged media to boycott their pictures

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site