Laura Knott has given talks at MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, The Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami, and at commercial venues including BB&N in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Art Basel, Miami Beach.
Her talks are for audiences interested in:
Sample presentation topics include:
Art Tourism and the Culture of the Art Fair
The contemporary art market is regularly covered in media outlets ranging from Bloomberg News to Vogue. The major international art fairs generate near hysterical interest among collectors and hangers-on alike. In 2012, attendance at Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the premiere international fairs, exceeded 50,000 people in four days.
Art Tourism and the Culture of the Art Fair explains how the international art fair came to be a major cultural phenomenon and presents actionable results of current research on the art markets and their larger economic and cultural impacts.
Contemporary Art Update
With thousands of new artists entering the field annually, and museums and galleries continually expanding their offerings of exhibitions and extravaganzas, keeping up with the visual whirlwind of contemporary art is daunting. However, trends can be identified. Contemporary Art Update provides insight into those trends, before they begin to filter into other visual media.
Learning from Museums: Trends in Visitor Engagement
Contrary to all expectations, museum attendance continues to grow rapidly, and museum audiences—unlike audiences for the performing arts—are getting younger. Clearly, museums are doing something right. They’re satisfying a public hunger for the authentic, and meeting the many challenges of visitor engagement.
Learning from Museums presents some of the most influential exhibitions and museum programs ever created, providing access to professional tips and recent successes as museums respond to a new and changing pubic.
Opening to Art
There are numerous reasons that people don’t engage with art, and some of them are compelling. Museums and galleries don’t always do their best at making people comfortable with unfamiliar work. Names are hard to pronounce, and no one wants to feel outdone by a work they don’t understand.
Yet great art changes lives. I’ve seen it happen to others, and it’s happened to me.
Opening to Art relates stories from personal experience, and provides practical tips about how to take the first few steps toward a life enriched by great art.
Advisory services include:
Exhibitions Services include concept development, curatorial research and writing, design development, project management, and installation support. Cultureburg exhibitions typically focus on art created at the intersections with science and technology. For instance, a recent exhibition explores contemporary kinetic art.
Interactive sessions for groups of twenty people or fewer are offered. Currently, Laura Is offering Trends in the Art World, a 6-session seminar held in the Boston area. Additional offerings are available on request through our contact form.