FULL-TIME FACULTY, ART BUSINESS VIDEO: Meet Amy Whitaker, Faculty, Art Business
MFA, Slade School of Fine Art; MBA, Yale University, School of Management; BA, Williams College
Amy Whitaker teaches and writes about the intersection of art, business, and everyday life. She has taught courses in economics and entrepreneurship at RISD, California College of the Arts, Williams College, and Trade School, and lectured widely on art museums, creativity, and business principles. She has worked in museums including the Guggenheim, the Museum of Modern Art, and Tate, as well as for the artist Jenny Holzer, for the investment firm D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P., and as an Olin Fellow in Economics at Yale School of Management. Amy is the author of Museum Legs, an essay collection about the creative life of museums and the public life of art. Museum Legs was selected by the Authors@Google program, recommended by the Association of Art Museum Directors, and assigned as the first year summer reading book at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010. She is the 2013 recipient of the Sarah Verdone Writing Award from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and is at work on a new book.