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

Architecture & Design Event Talks
Pinacoteca Contemporânea
October 2023

On Saturday October 28, join András Szántó, author of the book “The future of museums” and Paula Zasnicoff, from Arquitetos Associados, for a conversation on new perspectives for art institutions, moderated by architect Isabel Xavier, at the the recently opened Pina Contemporânea building in Sao Paulo. Read More call_made

Publications Talks
Portuguese edition of “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues”
October 2023

This Thursday October 26, at 7 p.m., at Inclusartiz, in Rio de Janeiro, the launch of the Portuguese edition of “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues” will take place, with a conversation between the author and guests about possible ways to build an empathetic, aggregating and relevant museum for contemporary audiences. The conversation will be with the author András Szántó, the artistic director of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro (MAM Rio), Pablo Lafuente, and the coordinator of Inclusartiz’s educational program, Fernando Porto. Mediation by Inclusartiz’s chief curator, Victor Gorgulho. Read More call_made

Event Talks
András Szánto at the International Book Biennial in Jaraguá Do Sol
October 2023

What is the role of museums today? In a world of deepening inequality, amid political and environmental crises, how can we combine new approaches to curation, audience engagement, technology, inclusion and learning to expand the role of art and culture in society? András Szántó will discuss the future of the museums at the International Book Biennial in Jaraguá Do Sol, Brazil. After the talk, there will be a book signing for “The Future of the Museum: 28 Dialogues”. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Article
Capturing the mindset of a generation of museum architects
October 2023

András Szántó spoke with Hungarian magazine Octogon about what kind of “hardware” the art institutions of the future will need. Read the full interview with the link.  Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Article
Icon Magazine
August 2023

“Traditional museum buildings are imposing, often built in a sepulchral neoclassicist style that hulks over people below while insisting on a particular Western-centric idea of art and history. There have been some changes since – many a side effect of the commercialisation of museums as competing tourist attractions with an eye on audience numbers – but the old model remains robust even as architects and museum directors have tried to create museums that reflect changing times”, writes Joe Lloyd in his review of “Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects” by András Szántó. Read More call_made

Art Award Article Event Museum Initiative
Jeffrey Gibson, co-presented by SITE Santa Fe, to represent the United States at La Biennale di Venezia
July 2023

SITE Santa Fe, New Mexico, in cooperation with the Portland Art Museum, Oregon, and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has announced that Jeffrey Gibson, will represent the United States at La Biennale di Venezia, the 60th International Art Exhibition. We assisted both Jeffrey Gibson Studio and SITE Santa Fe in past planning work, and congratulate them on this landmark endeavor. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Event Talks
Architect Elizabeth Roberts in conversation with András Szántó
July 2023

On Saturday, July 15th, from 5:30-7 PM at Marquee Projects in Bellport, Long Island, author András Szántó will be joined by architect Elizabeth Roberts for a conversation about architecture and museums, inspired by “Imagining the Future Museum: 24 Dialogues with Architects”, Szántó’s latest book.

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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

Article Event Museum Initiative
Museums May Not Lead Technological Innovation, But Here’s the Vital Role They Play in an A.I.-Powered Age
June 2023

Two months after the inaugural edition of the Museums of Tomorrow Roundtable, FAMSF director Thomas P. Campbell and cultural advisor András Szántó reflect on what of A.I. means for arts institutions. Will the latest advances bring about a growth spurt for arts institutions, injecting new forms of creativity and arming them with powerful tools to pursue scholarship and visitor engagement? Or will A.I., along with all the widely catalogued distractions of our digitally-saturated world, trigger museums’ slow fade into oblivion, eroding their cultural authority while tomorrow’s artists and audiences gravitate elsewhere? Read the full Artnet op-ed. Read More call_made

Architecture & Design Article Publications
As Museum Design Moves Beyond Starchitecture, New Blueprints Show Signs of the Future
June 2023

In Andy Battaglia’s ARTnews interview with András Szántó about his latest book: Imagining the Future Museum: 21 Dialogues with Architects, they spoke about about aspirational architecture, museums’ new trend toward humility, and how the art world can help guide society at large. Read More call_made

May 2023

Andras Szanto, together with art critic and journalist Christian Viveros-Fauné, recently collaborated on the book “WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE” by Hungarian artist Szabolcs Bozó, edited by Katharine Kostyál. Bozó is a major figure in the contemporary art world, renowned for his stunning, large-scale paintings that explore themes of the natural world, human nature, and spirituality. This beautifully illustrated volume provides an in-depth look at Bozó’s life and work, offering readers a glimpse into the mind of a true visionary artist. Read More call_made