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Behind the scenes at NYC museums with Cornell alumni
Have you ever wondered what goes into curating and designing an exhibition? Curious how art travels safely to shows around the world? What is involved in bringing new works into a museum? How have museums developed new and expanded audiences during these unusual times?

You'll learn how these museum specialists have adapted their work during the pandemic and what their work will entail when NYC museums re-open.

Join moderator Jessica Levin Martinez, the Richard J. Schwartz Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell and expert Cornell alumni from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, for this exclusive behind the scenes presentation.

About Jessica Levin Martinez: Martinez earned her doctorate in the history of art and architecture from Harvard in 2004, then went to Prague and Slovakia investigating the provenance of Nazi-looted artworks. She was an educator and administrator at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art for four years before returning to Harvard in 2012, where the Fogg, Sackler and Busch-Reisinger museums were consolidated into one expanded facility in 2014.

Martinez has overseen teaching, learning and research initiatives at the museums that advance interdisciplinary work by faculty and students across the university, including Harvard Medical School residents. She advised graduate students, worked with collectors and museum supporters toward institutional advancement goals, and set a public programs agenda encouraging collaboration with campus and community partners. She managed a $500,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant for a technical studies in art summer institute.
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