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Date and Location

February 27, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wexner 434 Ab


Leadership in the Arts: A Conversation with Emily Kernan Rafferty Photo
Join us for a conversation on leadership in the arts with Emily Kernan Rafferty, President Emerita of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Throughout her 40 years at the largest museum in the United States, during both prosperous and tumultuous times, Ms. Rafferty led efforts to elevate and fund all aspects of museum life—from large scale exhibitions to conservation, education, publication and community outreach—all while working on the international stage to build global audiences. Along with moderator CPL Hauser Visiting Leader Henry Timms, President and CEO of the celebrated 92nd Street Y, Ms. Rafferty will take questions from the audience and impart her hard-won leadership lessons. This event is co-sponsored by the HKS Arts & Culture Caucus, and is free and open to the public. Questions? Email MORE ABOUT EMILY KERNAN RAFFERTY Emily Kernan Rafferty, President Emerita of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, served for 40 years at the Museum as chief of institutional advancement, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, and as President from 2005 to 2015. As President of the Met, she was the Museum’s chief administrative officer, supervising a staff of 2,000 full- and part-time employees and volunteers. Ms. Rafferty’s global experience took her to some 50 countries on behalf of the Museum as she worked with government and private sector officials on initiatives involving funding, marketing, international art loans, legislative affairs, and cultural issues. Read more here.