Museum Initiative Philanthropic Initiative Video & Audio
Creative Aging: Life Doesn’t Stop
March 2024

In this initiative from E.A. Michelson Philanthropy, learn about how art museums across the United States are creating new opportunities for older adults to create, find purpose and build community. Read More call_made

Exhibition Museum Initiative Video & Audio
“A Model” at MUDAM Luxembourg
January 2024

The audio recording of Renewing the Institution: How do Museums Remain Relevant?, moderated by András Szántó from the Art Basel in Miami Beach 2023 Conversations program will be presented at MUDAM Luxembourg within their forthcoming coming exhibition A Model. A Model interrogates the role of museums at the start of the twenty-first century. It affirms the need to think of the museum as an animated space, one that is open to the world and engaged in its contemporary debates. The audio recording will be presented within the Listening Station, a room of the exhibition dedicated to podcasts, conversations and other audio formats that are embracing the many questions regarding the place and role of museums today.  Read More call_made

Talks Video & Audio
Renewing the Institution: How Do Museums Remain Relevant?
November 2023

Many significant US art museums have just completed or are completing redesigns and extensions. These institutions are not only adding more welcoming facilities, they are also adapting to new times. From integrating new technologies to finding new ways of working and engaging audiences, museums are seeking to reassert their relevance today. Here, three leaders reveal how they are resetting their institutions. As part of Art Basel Conversations, András Szántó will lead a discussion featuring Silvia Karman Cubiñá (Executive Director and Chief Curator, The Bass, Miami Beach), Jillian Jones (Deputy Director, Buffalo AKG Art Museum, Buffalo), and Tonya M. Matthews (President and CEO, International African American Museum, Charleston). Read More call_made

Video & Audio
Out of the Picture
November 2023

Out of the Picture is a feature-length film about art critics living through a period of transformation for both art and media. Not only has the art world changed, Art’s place in the world has changed, too. All of this change makes the job of discerning what’s genuinely artful, what’s worthy of our collective attention—the pathfinding role of critics—as essential and challenging as it’s ever been. Many of the survey’s questions in the film replicat those of a seminal study done 15 years prior by the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University, under the leadership of András Szántó, who was an adviser to our survey and the documentary film. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Corporate Art Initiative Event Talks Video & Audio
Art Basel Conversation: The Architecture of the Future Museum
June 2023

As museums seek to become more open, community-centered, experiential, digital, and connected to nature, architects can help realize their ambitions. Moderated by András Szánto, this conversation explores how architecture can lead the way in advancing and enhancing the museum. With Lina Ghotmeh(Founder, Lina Ghotmeh Architecture, Paris), Klaus Biesenbach (Director, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin), Kulapat Yantrasast (Founder and Creative Director of WHY, Los Angeles) and Jacques Herzog (co-Founder, Herzog & de Meuron, Basel). Read More call_made

Event Talks Video & Audio
Museums of Tomorrow Stanford Symposium
April 2023

At the Museums of Tomorrow Roundtable, museum directors from multiple continents, leading artists, and experts participated in a Stanford symposium to discuss the role of technology in shaping power structures that define art and culture. The symposium was held on April 21 and focused on a crucial question: Can technology transform power systems within cultural institutions? The program was organized by the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University in conjunction with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and András Szántó LLC. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Video & Audio
Podcast Reading the Art World
April 2023

Listen to Megan Fox Kelly’s captivating podcast episode featuring András Szántó, author of “Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects.” Published by Hatje Cantz in January, the book provides a rare glimpse into the minds of 21 of the world’s most renowned architects as they share their thoughts on the future of museum design: “Across the board, whether you talk to a Chinese architect, or a Latin American architect, or a European architect, is this idea of opening up… Really turning the museum from this citadel or this temple on the hill, into something that is woven into the city and which embraces all of the community and all of the civic complexity that is at its front door.” Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Museum Initiative Video & Audio
Elizabeth Roberts Architects: Brooklyn Museum Sculpture Garden
December 2022

Designed by architecture and design studio Elizabeth Roberts Architects, and conceived during the COVID-19 pandemic, and under the guidance of ASLLC, the Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden is the latest addition to the Brooklyn Museum. Read More call_made

Event Talks Video & Audio
How Does Art Get Funded? New Forms of Philanthropy
November 2022

In the wake of the Covid pandemic, how can philanthropy find new ways to support creatives effectively and address the urgency of climate change? What new funding mechanisms need to be put into place? What opportunities does technology offer to distribute funding transparently and collaboratively?Andras Szanto moderates an Art Basel Conversation on the future priorities and forms of philanthropy with three philanthropic leaders. Alberto Ibargüen, President, Knight Foundation, Miami, Larissa Harris, Executive Director, Teiger Foundation, New York, and Scott Moore, Co-Founder, Gitcoin, Toronto. Read More call_made

Event Talks Video & Audio
Shifting Vision Panel on web3 Technology, art making and the art market
September 2022

András Szánto was part of the Shifting Vision panel at the Italian Institute of Culture in New York alongside artist Albert-László Barabási, entrepreneur Elliot Safra, CINELLO CEO Franco Losi, among others.

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Art Basel Conversation: Going Neutral? Institutions and Climate Change
June 2022

What choices are available to museums wishing to address the urgency of climate change while also needing to consider their financial resilience in 2022 and beyond? On June 16, in a conversation moderated by András Szántó, the directors of the Mori Art Museum, the Climate Museum, and M+ will reflect on current and planned actions in the museum sector that involve investing in a greener and fairer future. Read More call_made

Event Talks Video & Audio
The Business of Art: New Architecture for the Museum of the Future
May 2022

András Szántó spoke to Circles and Corporate Council members of the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, about how architecture and design has and will continue to impact and define the museum experience for visitors across the globe.