The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Wednesday, September 26, 2018


James E. Britt appointed as ICA's Director of Public Engagement
Britt comes to Philadelphia from Chicago, where he oversaw the development and implementation of partnerships and engagement opportunities with students and local organizations as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and as Associate Director of Community Service at the University of Chicago respectively. Photo: Eileen Molony.


PHILADELPHIA, PA.- Today, Amy Sadao, Daniel W. Dietrich, II Director at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN) announced the appointment of James E. Britt Jr. as the museum’s new Director of Public Engagement. Britt comes to Philadelphia from Chicago, where he oversaw the development and implementation of partnerships and engagement opportunities with students and local organizations as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago and as Associate Director of Community Service at the University of Chicago respectively. Britt will join the ICA in August 2018.

As ICA’s Director of Public Engagement, Britt will work collaboratively alongside ICA Director Amy Sadao and the curatorial department to further integrate ICA’s curatorial program within the curriculum of the University of Pennsylvania’s twelve schools and continue to strengthen and build new partnerships with civic, educational, and cultural institutions throughout the city. As part of ICA’s commitment to engaging wider audiences, Britt will also oversee a range of public outreach programs such as lectures, workshops, and tours, among other educational and family-oriented events, and will lead efforts at improving the overall visitor experience at the museum for UPENN students and beyond.

“As a museum that offers free admission, finding innovative and meaningful new ways to engage our diverse community throughout the Greater Philadelphia Area and ensuring that our program is accessible to all is central to our mission and day to day work here at ICA,” said Amy Sadao, Director of ICA. “Britt’s educational background and experience of working with various universities to foster and deepen connections with the broader community are a perfect fit for this position and we’re looking forward to beginning our work together.”

“It is an honor to have this opportunity to become a part of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania and the Greater Philadelphia community. Both the city and museum are in the midst of significant change, evolving and shifting in dynamic fashion. It is exciting to be involved in shaping this growth in ways that enhance the relationship between the two entities, said Britt. “The ICA’s exceptional curatorial work, its commitment to ensuring its doors are open to everyone, and its affiliation with a highly regarded academic institution within a vibrant urban space were factors that drew me to this role. I welcome the journey that lays ahead as we develop new relationships and strengthen those that currently exist.”

At the University of Chicago, Britt managed educational outreach programs and established key initiatives to support student engagement as the Associate Director of Community Service. Prior to this, from 2005 to 2013, Britt served as the Director of Multicultural Affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he oversaw the development of diversity related programming and directed the school’s efforts to engage and serve underrepresented populations. He previously held positions as Director of African American Student Affairs at Northwestern University, developing essential services, programs, and integrative interactions to enrich the experience of black students, and Coordinator of Student Development at California Polytechnic.

Britt earned an M.F.A in Art, Theory, and Practice in June 2018 from Northwestern University. He holds a Master of Education degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Counseling Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and African American/African Studies from the University of Virginia. Britt is also an artist and has participated in artist residency programs and a number of solo and group exhibitions.





Today's News

July 12, 2018

Ancient tablet engraved with 13 verses of Odyssey epic discovered in Greece

McNay Art Museum puts spotlight on student artists

Sale of guillotine divides France

J. Paul Getty Museum announces landmark acquisition of a Medieval Hebrew manuscript

Redwood Library and Athenæum announces gift of author Calvin Tomkins' art library and bookplate by Ed Ruscha

Julien's Auctions to offer Property from the Estate of Sharon Tate

Colby College Museum of Art to acquire Jackson Pollock's Composition With Masked Forms

Städel acquires masterwork of German Surrealism

Marian Goodman Gallery opens summer exhibition featuring a selection of new works

Carnegie Museum of Art announces major art acquisitions

Ingmar Bergman, portrayer of inner demons, 100 years on

The Art of Collection

French film legend Deneuve wins Japan's top art prize

Science Fiction posters expected to be among prized lots in Heritage Auctions' Movie Posters Auction

James E. Britt appointed as ICA's Director of Public Engagement

Blum & Poe opens an exhibition of new paintings by Glasgow-based artist Andrew Kerr

France to pay tribute to director Claude Lanzmann

Solo exhibition by New York-based artist Leelee Kimmel on view at Simon Lee Gallery London

Pish Posh, an eccentric art pop-up to open adjacent of Akron Art Museum as a FRONT synchronized project

Patti Smith to lead new climate benefit show

France goes big on Japan with multi-million cultural programme

A lightness of spirit is the measure of happiness

Prince's personal Bible, suits, Purple Rain LP saved by former bodyguard offered at Heritage Auctions

Frazetta painting, Marvel keys among prized lots in Heritage Auctions' Comics & Comic Art Auction

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- New photographic book explores the provocative works of Rodin, Schiele and Picasso

2.- Spanish sculptures get kitschy colours in another botched restoration

3.- Van Gogh was murdered claims new film at Venice

4.- Raging fire tears through Rio de Janeiro's treasured National Museum

5.- Musée national Picasso-Paris opens exhibition of masterpieces by Pablo Picasso

6.- National Gallery of Art opens major exhibition of Corot's paintings of women

7.- RYAN LEE opens Indigenous Woman, a solo exhibition by Martine Gutierrez

8.- Flowers Gallery appoints new Gallery Director Jennifer Francis to lead global operations

9.- Bavarian authorities return priceless eighth century gold Sican mask to Peru

10.- Detroit Institute of Arts receives monumental Ursula von Rydingsvard sculpture



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, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful