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Webinar: How to be a Mentor
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How to Be a Mentor

Monday, September 15, 2014 at 2:30pm ET

2014 Mentorship Program Webinar Series - Mentor Webinars*



Dr. Andrea Bayer was educated at Barnard College (Columbia University; class of 1978) and Princeton University, where she wrote a dissertation on the arts in Brescia in the early sixteenth century under the direction of Prof. John Shearman (PhD. 1990). She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art since 1989, first in the Department of Prints and Photographs and, from 1990, in the Department of European Paintings. Dr. Bayer has been a Curator in the Department of European Paintings since 2007 and was the Coordinating Curator for Curatorial Studies, the graduate program run by the Metropolitan Museum and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU from 2007-2012. She was the Interim Head of the Department of Education at the Metropolitan Museum in 2009, and is currently at work on a group of special projects for the Director’s Office connected with the re-launch of the Museum’s website in 2012 and other initiatives related to the visitor’s experience. She was a member of the Center for Curatorial Leadership class of 2012. She was a member of the team responsible for the complete reinstallation of the European Paintings galleries in May 2013.


Martha Tedeschi was appointed Deputy Director for Art and Research at the Art Institute of Chicago in August 2012. In this capacity, she oversees matters related to content and curatorial practice, including the Institute’s Libraries and Archives, the Conservation and Publication programs, as well the day-to-day activities of the eleven curatorial departments. She also serves as the Art Institute’s academic liaison to local universities and to foundations. Prior to her current appointment, she held the Prince Trust Curatorship in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Art Institute. Tedeschi received her B.A. with honors from Brown University, an M.A. from the University of Michigan, and her Ph.D. from Northwestern University (1994). She began her career at the Art Institute of Chicago as a National Endowments for the Arts Intern in 1982, becoming full curator in 1999. She is a specialist in British and American art, with a strong secondary interest in the history of printmaking in early modern Europe as well as in the techniques and materials of works on paper.

Sandra Lang is the Director and Associate Faculty, Visual Arts Administration MA Program, New York University. Lang has extensive experience in both non-profit and for-profit organizations. Formerly Administrative Director, Art Advisory Service, The Museum of Modern Art, and Executive Director, Independent Curators International. She has advised corporations and not-for-profit organizations on administrative, curatorial, programmatic and fundraising issues including strategic plans, policy and procedures, exhibition development and tours, acquisitions and commissions of art, feasibility studies, communications programs, budgeting and contracts.

*Mentorship Program webinars are open to only the mentees or mentors within the Program.  For more information on the AAMC Mentorship Program, please click here.

This program is generously supported in part by funding provided by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation (EHTF) and the AAMC President's Circle. 
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