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Arts Management Culmination Presentations (Sotheby’s Institute)

Sotheby’s Institute of Art at Claremont Graduate University presents


Join us for the Arts Management Practicum Culmination. Students have worked on real-world projects that combine direct service to the field of the arts and culture with rigorous social inquiry. They’ve gained hands-on experience through apprenticeships in professional arts and cultural settings and grown as creative thinkers and emerging leaders.

Students will present their applied research in Pecha Kucha format and facilitate conversations with the audience of students, faculty, and arts management professionals from throughout greater Los Angeles.

Come hear their stories, discuss insights, and celebrate the creative vitality of Los Angeles. Presentations begin at 4:00 pm and run throughout 8:00 pm.


Faculty: Dr. Amy Shimshon-Santo and Cristina Pacheco
Writing Fellow: Kristen Brownell
Audience Participation: Each cluster will be followed by audience engagement facilitatated by the presenters.

4:00  – 4:15  |  Arrival and Welcome

4:15  |  Collections Management
Arianna Biering
“Addressing the Uncollection: How Arts Institutions Can Adopt Collections Management Strategies”

Auni Kazarians
“How Climate Change Affects Integrated Pest Management”

Sneha Suresh
“Public Art Collections: Pasadena’s Rotating Art Programs”

5:15 | Globalizing Arts Management

Simón Wood
“Arts Festival Management Through the Lens of the Los Angeles Cultural Olympiads”

Waheeda AlHadhrami
“Global Dialogues on Arts Ecosystems: A Comparative Study Between Los Angeles and Abu Dhabi”

6:00  |  Development and Renewal
Annie Brose
“City of Murals: Preserving History through Changing Times in Los Angeles”

Cheukwa Jones
“Motivating Factors Associated with Individual Giving”

Janice Ngan
“Museum as Master Storyteller: Financing an Inclusive Museum”

6:45  |  Innovations in Programming
Cailin Nolte
“Expanding Audience Engagement: A Freirian Approach to Performing Arts Management”

Alma E. Catalán
“Hope on Hope Street: Arts Education For First Generation College Goers”

Olivia Schafer
“The Power of Art-Centered Presenting”