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The Art Career is a space breaking barriers by letting you sit in on candid, straightforward conversations with leaders in visual arts, writing, music, theater and film. Join New York based advisor, curator, and overall artist advocate, Emily McElwreath, for authentic conversations with icons of our generation like #1 New York Times best selling author Cheryl Strayed, senior art critic for New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz, and world renowned artist, Marilyn Minter. Emily dives deep into topics like self development, career trajectories, mental health, and social justice.

The Art Career Emily McElwreath

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    • 4.8 • 92 Ratings

The Art Career is a space breaking barriers by letting you sit in on candid, straightforward conversations with leaders in visual arts, writing, music, theater and film. Join New York based advisor, curator, and overall artist advocate, Emily McElwreath, for authentic conversations with icons of our generation like #1 New York Times best selling author Cheryl Strayed, senior art critic for New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz, and world renowned artist, Marilyn Minter. Emily dives deep into topics like self development, career trajectories, mental health, and social justice.

    Liz Hopfan: Free Arts NYC

    Liz Hopfan: Free Arts NYC

    Emily sits down with founder and director of Free Arts NYC, Liz Hopfan as she preapres for their anual auction. Free Arts NYC empowers youth from underserved communities through art and mentoring programs to develop their creativity, confidence, and skills to succeed.

    "Since inception, Free Arts NYC has provided high-quality arts programming for youth in underserved communities, with 1:1 mentorship as a core pillar of our mission. Rooted in the heart of NYC’s vibrant creative community, we are propelled forward by a dynamic network of creatives who share our passion.

    Students join our programs through over 30 partnerships held with schools, community centers, and NYC’s Department of Homeless Services throughout the five boroughs. We strive to level the playing field by creating access, opportunities, and equity for the next generation."

    -FREE ARTS, NYC



    https://www.freeartsnyc.org/

    @freeartsnyc

    • 35 min
    Dominique Clayton: Being a Black Woman in the Art World

    Dominique Clayton: Being a Black Woman in the Art World

    On Season 5, Episode 8 of The Art Career Podcast, Emily sits down with gallerist, Dominique Clayton. In this episode Dominique shares what it is to be a black woman in the art world.

    Dominique Clayton is an arts consultant, writer, gallerist born and raised in Los Angeles. Clayton is the founder and director of Dominique Gallery, a store front turned pop-up exhibition and online program which showcases and advises emerging artists with a focus on marginalized artists and artists raising families. In addition to the gallery, Dominique also serves on the curatorial and programming committee of Destination Crenshaw, a forthcoming outdoor art museum and arts program based in the historic Crenshaw community of Los Angeles.

    Dominique previously worked as Manager of the Founding Director’s office at The Broad and later as an interim director at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery. In her arts management role, she has provided logistical, curatorial, and production management for exhibitions and productions for arts organizations and media companies including The Broad, ARRAY, WACO Theater Center and Wearable Art Gala, Venice Family Clinic Art Walk and Auction, Fashion Mamas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Dance Africa Festival, Black Entertainment Television, Lee Daniels Entertainment, and the Tribeca Film Institute. Clayton was also a 2019-2020 participant in the Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Art Writer Workshop under the mentorship of the late Maurice Berger. Her arts writing has been featured on several platforms and publications including Cultured Magazine, LALA Magazine, Artsy, Sugarcane Magazine, Blavity, 21Ninety, and her own forthcoming Black Arts Diary. Clayton holds a masters degree in Business Design and Arts Leadership from Savannah College of Art and Design as well as an undergraduate degree from Columbia University.



    @lookatdominique

    @dominique.gallery

    https://www.dominiquegallery.com/

    Black owned galleries to support:

    https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-black-owned-galleries-support-united-states

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Lola Kirke: Grand Ol Opry, Body Image, and Being Kind

    Lola Kirke: Grand Ol Opry, Body Image, and Being Kind

    Lola Kirke has played many roles as an actress (“Mozart in the Jungle,” “Gone Girl,” “Winning Time”), but as a musician her sights have always been set squarely on Country. After relocating from Los Angeles to Nashville in 2020, Kirke devoted herself to honing the craft she’d come to admire so deeply in artists like The Judds, The Pistol Annies, and Dolly Parton. Shortly thereafter, she released her critically acclaimed sophomore LP “Lady For Sale” on the much respected Third Man Records in 2022, and played sold out shows with the likes of Jenny Lewis, and Margo Price. This past February Lola made her Grand Ol Opry debut and most recently become the newest addition to the cast of Ryan Coogler‘s untitled supernatural thriller for Warner Bros Pictures which will be released next year.



    https://www.lolakirkemusic.com/

    https://www.theartcareer.com/

    @lolakirke

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dr. Kymberly Pinder: Dean of the Yale School of Art

    Dr. Kymberly Pinder: Dean of the Yale School of Art

    The Art Career travelled to New Haven, CT, to sit down with Dr. Kymberly Pinder, Dean of The Yale School of Art.

    Dr. Kymberly Pinder (she/her) is the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dean of the Yale School of Art. An alumna of Yale’s History of Art program, Dr. Pinder is an internationally recognized scholar of race, representation, and public art. She is the author of Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago and the editor of Race-ing Art History: Critical Readings in Race and Art History. Dr. Pinder is widely known for her deep commitment to education and its potential to address local and national challenges. In addition to being an eminent scholar and educator, she has extensive experience at institutions of higher education and museums.

    Dr. Pinder was appointed Yale’s first black woman dean in 2021. Prior to her appointment at Yale, she served as Provost and Senior Vice President, then later Acting President of Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt). Before her time in Boston, she was the Dean of the University of New Mexico College of Fine Arts for six years, director and curator of the University of New Mexico Art Museum, chair of the Department of Art History, Theory and Criticism, and director of that department’s graduate program at the School of the Art Institute in Chicago (SAIC). Dr. Pinder has also worked in museums and galleries, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Art Institute of Chicago. Dr. Pinder received her M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from Yale University.

    Dr. Pinder has approached each of her leadership roles with the view that institutions of higher education must work closely with their home cities to advocate for the importance of arts and culture and to create reciprocal avenues of access. She has curated exhibitions on urgent contemporary issues and held forums for thoughtful student and community member dialogue. Working with local artists, schools and governments, she has helped create murals in Chicago and Albuquerque. Dr. Pinder serves on the boards of Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD), the photography organization CENTER, the Boston Art Commission, Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Boston Public Art Triennial.

    https://www.art.yale.edu/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Dark Side of Art

    The Dark Side of Art

    This week we uncover the dark and twisted tales where art and crime intersect. A favorite from our true crime mini-series, this episode will explore the horrifying use of modern art as an instrument of torture in addition to the disturbing artistic endeavors of a notorious serial killer-clown. Brace yourself for these haunting narratives.-- 

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    • 27 min
    Jordan Huelskamp: Head of Curatorial at Artsy

    Jordan Huelskamp: Head of Curatorial at Artsy

    On Season 5, Episode 3 of The Art Career, Emily sits down with head of curatorial at Artsy, Jordan Huelskamp, at the Artsy headquarters in downtown NYC.



    Jordan Huelskamp spearheads curation efforts at Artsy across the organization’s app and marketing channels. As Curatorial Lead, she reaches an audience of 5M+ users and followers, the largest online audience in commercial art. Her work illuminates data to tell compelling stories about the art market, with an aim to foreground overlooked artists. Huelskamp is also the Founder of Salon, a member-managed art fund. Her interests in merging art, human connection and technology draw from her prior experience as a culture writer and on the communications team at Apple. Huelskamp also sits on the board of the nonprofit WORTHLESSSTUDIOS in New York, which provides space, materials, and technical assistance for artists of all backgrounds to realize large-scale public art projects. Huelskamp was educated at Stanford University (B.A. in American Studies) and Columbia University (M.S. in Journalism).



    @jordanhuelskamp

    https://www.artsy.net/

    https://www.jordanhuelskamp.com/

    @theartcareer

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
92 Ratings

92 Ratings

Addicted 2.0 ,

Such valuable insights into the art world!

As a fellow professional in the art world, it is refreshing to hear the insights offered by artists and art world thought leaders who, if only for the duration of this podcast, open their world to us to better understand who they are, what drives them, and how art is a catalyst for progess in their lives.

Emily does a masterful job of encouraging and empowering her subjects to open up freely and vulnerably to offer us insights and anecdotes that are one-of-a-kind and only accessible via The Art Career. Anyone interested in the arts — and certainly with aspirations to go into this industry — should take note of the lessons imparted by these amazing stories. We are lucky to be given such uncompromising access to the biggest names in art in our day!

ErikaBeth94 ,

Great find for creatives in all fields!

Digging this podcast that's centered on artists, yet dives into so much more.

The episodes explore themes and challenges many creatives face on a daily basis, which has been inspirational to hear.

The host strikes a balance between dynamic interviewer and that rare great party where the conversation flows effortlessly.

Dklebes ,

Love this podcast

Really thoughtful and entertaining interviews

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