Traditional Fine Arts Organization

Institution Outreach Project

Phase one institution contact list

2015



 

 

A-C

Ackland Art Museum CC, CE, D 6/15; Adirondack Museum CC, CE, LL 6/15; Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy C, CE, D 6/15; Albuquerque Museum G 6/15; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art N 6/15; Allen Memorial Art Museum CC, CE 6/15; American Folk Art Museum CE, LL 6/15; Art Institute of Chicago N, School LL, 6/15; Art Students League of New York CC, CE 6/15; Ashby-Hodge Gallery of American Art CC 6/15; Asheville Art Museum N 6/15; Baltimore Museum of Art G 6/15; Bayly Art Museum at the University of Virginia CC, CE, 6/15; Bedford Gallery CC, 6/15; Bellevue Arts Museum CC, CE, D 6/15; Bergstrom-Mahler Museum G 6/15; Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery G 6/15; Blanton Museum of Art CC, CE 6/15; Bob Jones University Museum and Gallery G 6/15; Boston Athenæum CC, LL, D 6/15; Boston University Art Galleries D 6/15; Brandywine River Museum CC, CE 6/15; Brattleboro Museum & Art Center CE, D 6/15; Foosaner Art Museum (Brevard Art Museum) CC, CE, 6/15; Brooklyn Museum of Art G 6/15; Bruce Museum CC, CE, D 6/15; Buffalo Bill Center of the West CC, CE, LL 6/15; Burchfield - Penney Art Center G 6/15; Bush-Holley Historic Site CC, CE, D 6/15; Cahoon Museum of American Art RC, D 6/15; California African American Museum N 6/15; California Historical Society Museum CE, LL, D 6/15; Canton Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Cantor Arts Center / Stanford University CE, D 6/15; Cape Ann Museum LL, CE, D 6/15; Cape Cod Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Cedar Rapids Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art E 6/15; Cheekwood Museum of Art CE 6/15; Chrysler Museum of Art CC, CE, LL, D 6/15; Claremont Museum of Art G 6/15; Cleveland Museum of Art C, E, L, D 6/15; Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center / Taylor Museumt N 6/15; Columbia Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Columbus Museum - Georgia C, E, 6/15; Columbus Museum of Art - Ohio CC, CE, D 6/15; Concord Museum CC, CE, 6/15; Currier Museum of Art CC, CE, LL, D 6/15.

(48 names)

D-G

Dallas Museum of Art E, L 6/15; Danforth Museum of Art CC, CE, 6/15; Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College CC, CE, D 6/15; Dayton Art Institute G 6/15; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park CC, CE, 6/15; Delaware Art Museum CC, CE, LL, D 6/15; Demuth Museum G 6/15; de Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University CE, D 6/15; Detroit Institute of Arts, E, L 6/15; Duke University Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Edwin A. Urich Museum of Art CE, D 6/15; Erie Art Museum N 6/15; Fenimore Art Museum CC, CE, D 6/15; Figge Art Museum CE, D 6/15; Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco N 6/15; Flagler Museum N 6/15; Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, CE, CC, D 6/15; Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art CC, D 6/15; Freer Gallery of Art CC, CE, 6/15; Frick Art & Historical Center CC, CE, D 6/15; Frist Center for the Visual Arts CC, CE, D 6/15; George Washington University Galleries N 6/15; Georgia Museum of Art CC 6/15; Getty (J. Paul) Museum C, E 6/15; Gilcrease Museum CC, CE, LL 6/15; Grace Museum CC, CE, D 6/15; Grace Hudson Museum CC, D 6/15; Grand Rapids Art Museum CC, CE, D 6/15.

(28 names)

H-L

Haggerty Museum of Art CC, D 6/15; Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University CC, CE, D 6/15; Halsey Institute, College of Charleston CC, CE, D 6/15; Harwood Museum of Art, University of New Mexico CC, CE, D 6/15; Heckscher Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden N 6/15; Honolulu Academy of Arts D 6/15; Hood Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Hudson River Museum C, E, 6/15; Hunter Museum of American Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens CC 6/15; Indianapolis Museum of Art G 6/15; Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art CE, D 6/15; The Irvine Museum, D 6/15; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon CC, CE 6/15; Joslyn Art Museum CE 6/15; The Jubilee Museum G 6/15; Kennedy Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Laband Art Gallery at Loyola Marymount University D 6/15; Laguna Art Museum CC, CE, LL, D 6/15; Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature, University of Richmond Museums CC, CE, D 6/15; Lowe Art Museum at University of Miami CE 6/15.

(23 names)

M-Q

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Mead Art Museum CC, CE, D 6/15; Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University CC, CE, D 6/15; Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester CC, CE, LL, D 6/15; Metropolitan Museum of Art E 6/15; Middlebury College Museum of Art CC, CE, D 6/15; Milwaukee Art Museum C, E, L, 6/15; Minneapolis Institute of Arts CC 6/15; Mint Museum CC, CE, LL 6/15; Missoula Art Museum N 6/15; Mitchell Art Gallery at St. John's College N 6/15; Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth N 6/15; Monterey Museum of Art G 6/15; Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute CC, CE, LL, D 6/15; Museum of Arts and Design CC, CE, D 6/15; Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon N 6/15; Museum of Biblical Art / Dallas N 6/15; Museum of Biblical Art / New York, NY CC, CE, 6/15; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles N 6/15; Museum of Contemporary Religious Art D 6/15; Museum of the Southwest CC, CE, D 6/15; Naples Museum of Art (Baker Museum) CE 6/15; National Academy Museum E 6/15; National Gallery of Art E 6/15; National Museum of Women in the Arts E 6/15; New Mexico Museum of Art CC, CE, LL, D 7/15; New-York Historical Society CC, CE, LL, 7/15; Norman Rockwell Museum RC, CC, CE 7/15; Oceanside Museum of Art CC, CE, D 7/15; Oklahoma City Museum of Art CC, CE, D 7/15; Old Jail Art Center CC, CE, LL, D 6/15; Paine Art Center and Garden G 6/15; Palm Springs Art Museum CC, CE, D 7/15; Parrish Art Museum C, E 6/15; Peabody Essex Museum N 6/15; Phillips Collection E 6/15; Pomona College Museum of Art CC, D 7/15; Portland Museum of Art - Maine CC, CE, D 7/15.

(40 names)

R-S

Reading Public Museum CC 7/15; Reynolda House Museum of American Art CC, CE, LL, D 7/15; Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College D 7/15; Saint Mary's College Museum of Art CC, D 7/15; San Diego Historical Society Museum C, E 7/15; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art E 7/15; San Jose Museum of Art E 7/15; Santa Barbara Museum of Art C, E 7/15; Seattle Art Museum E 7/15; Smith College Museum of Art CC, CE, D 7/15; Smithsonian American Art Museum R 7/15; Stark Museum of Art CC, CE, LL, D 7/15.

(11 names)

T-Z

Taft Museum of Art E, C, D 7/15; Telfair Museum of Art CC, CE 7/15; Trout Gallery at Dikinson College G 6/15; Tweed Museum of Art D 7/15; Ulrich Museum of Art D 7/15; University of Arizona Museum of Art CE, D 7/15; University of New Hampshire Art Gallery CC D 7/15; University of Virginia's Fralin Museum of Art CC, CE 7/15; USC Fisher Museum of Art CC, CE 7/15; Utah Museum of Fine Arts at University of Utah CE 7/15; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art CC, CE, LL 7/15; Walsh (Thomas J.) Art Gallery at Fairfield University N 7/15; Whitney Museum of American Art G, L 6/15; Wiegand Gallery at Notre Dame de Namur University D 7/15; Williams College Museum of Art CC, CE, D 7/15; Woodmere Art Museum CC, CE, D 7/15.

(16 names)

166 names sub-total

 

American art museums not listed in Art Museum, Gallery and Art Center index and the Academies, Associations, Ateliers and Societies index

Bellarmine Museum of Art D 7/15; Briscoe Western Art Museum G, 7/15; Jundt Art Museum D, CE 7/15; Northern Arizona University Art Museum G 6/15; Walters Art Museum CC 7/15; Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library L, E 7/15. (6 names)

Members of the Midwest Art History Society D 7/15 - listed here, with names including:

Akron Art Museum G 6/15; Brunnier Art Museum D, CE 7/15; Centre College, Aegon Gallery D 7/15; Contemporary Arts Center N 7/15; Cleveland Institute of Art, The Reinberger Galleries N 7/15; Cleveland State University, The Cleveland State University Art Gallery D 7/15; College of Wooster Art Museum D 7/15; Contemporary Art Museum - St. Louis CC 7/15; Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum CC, CE, LL 7/15; Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park D 7/15; Kent State University Museum D, CC 7/15; Kimbell Art Museum N 7/15; Krannert Art Museum N 7/15; Miami University Art Museum D, CE 7/15; Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri N 7/15; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland N 7/15; Oakland University Art Gallery D 6/15; Saint Louis University Museum of Art D 7/15; University of Akron, Mary Schiller Myers School of Art G 7/15; University of Tulsa School of Art, Alexandre Hogue Gallery D 7/15; Washington University, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum D, CC 7/15. (23 names)

TFAO's Survey of Online Exhibition Catalogues, Brochures, Gallery Guides and Related Materials identifies museums with in-depth online exhibition materials that are not listed in TFAOs Art Museum, Gallery and Art Center index. These museums include: Berkeley Art Museum D, CC, CE 7/15; Guggenheim Museum L, E 7/15; Kennedy Museum of Art, CC, CE, D 7/15; , Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon G 7/15. (4 names)

 

Selected from Academies, Associations, Ateliers and Societies index

Art Students League® of New York G 7/15. (1 name)

 

Other sources

American Council of Learned Societies D 7/15

Art Libraries Society D 7/15

Association of Historians of American Art G 7/15

Society of Contemporary Art Historians G 7/15

Total institutions in phase one: 205

 

 

Legend for addressees of letters based on contact email address on institutions' websites

Only certain staff member and department names are included as addressees in outreach letters. Appropriate addressees and their identification codes are:

C: Curatorial department (no specific individuals with email addresses)
CC: Chief Curator, Curator, assistant curators and associate curators, *
 
E: Education department (no specific individuals with email addresses)
CE: Curator of Education, selected associates and assistants such as for docents, academic programs, adult programs. Includes college student education associates and assistants at university museums but excludes K-12 student education assistants at other museums.*
 
D: Executive Director, Associate Director, Assistant to Executive Director (some Executive Directors do not list their own email addressees)
 
G: only a general email address for the museum
 
L: Library (no specific individuals with email addresses)
LL: Librarian and assistants*
 
N: no email address for the museum
 
R: Research department
RR: Researcher *
 
* Multiple emails may be sent to members of departments.

Staff members reporting to heads of Curatorial, Education and Library departments may have titles such as Coordinator, Assistant, Associate, etc.

Staff members who never receive emails include employees devoted to Development, Finance, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Personnel, Human Resources and Building Services. Also, positions of Preparator, Art Handler and Registrar in the curatorial department do not receive emails.

 

Factoids

For phase one of the study, the Director of TFAO is sending all letters using his personal name. In phases two and three, however, Hello is used instead of Dear Colleague, because while the Director would likely be judged by addressees as their peer, other outreach volunteers might not be judged as such. It's a matter of courtesy.
 
In a phase one sample of 100 museums, from Ackland Art Museum through Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, many had multiple email addresses. The Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester yielded ten addresses. Four letters were addressed to only the museum's Director. One letter was addressed to only a department name. For ten museums, letters went to only a general email address for the museum. Eight museums had no email address, which doesn't necessarily mean they didn't want to be reached by email; they may have a form to fill out instead.
 
The above CC, CE and LL codes noted after a museum name may reflect multiple email addresses for a department.

 

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