Is quality in art subjective? How do you evaluate digital art? How can art affect social change? Is political art housed in a museum actionable? Must art be enjoyed? How is the monetary value of an artwork determined? How does monetary value relate to aesthetic value? Under what conditions is an object considered art or not art? How can the artist take responsibility for what becomes of a work after it’s sold? Should artists be concerned about the reception of their work? Should artists have to live up to their works of art?  David A. Ross, self-described “recovering museum director,” current Chair of the MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts, and formerly the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of American Art, and the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art will give his take on your questions about art.  The “art world” is a conversation. Join the conversation.  Please submit questions for consideration to artpractice@sva.edu and include “Ask a Recovering Museum Director” in the subject line. Selected questions will be published on the Art Practice blog and may appear in other SVA Publications. 

Is quality in art subjective? How do you evaluate digital art? How can art affect social change? Is political art housed in a museum actionable? Must art be enjoyed? How is the monetary value of an artwork determined? How does monetary value relate to aesthetic value? Under what conditions is an object considered art or not art? How can the artist take responsibility for what becomes of a work after it’s sold? Should artists be concerned about the reception of their work? Should artists have to live up to their works of art? 

David A. Ross, self-described “recovering museum director,” current Chair of the MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts, and formerly the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of American Art, and the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art will give his take on your questions about art. 

The “art world” is a conversation. Join the conversation. 

Please submit questions for consideration to artpractice@sva.edu and include “Ask a Recovering Museum Director” in the subject line. Selected questions will be published on the Art Practice blog and may appear in other SVA Publications.