Carr Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture Series Presents
"Great Art, Well Marketed: An Evening with Michael Kaiser"
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
7:30pm Filene Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs and Arts Administration.
Michael M. Kaiser
is President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has expanded
the educational and artistic programming for the nation's center for the performing
arts and has overseen a major renovation effort of most of the Center's theaters.
As Kennedy Center President, Mr. Kaiser is responsible for the artistic and financial
health of the Center's extensive theater, jazz, chamber music, and dance seasons as
well as its affiliates the National Symphony Orchestra VSA, and Washington National
Opera. Dubbed "the Turnaround King" for his work at numerous institutions, including
the Royal Opera House (London), American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance
Theater, and the Kansas City Ballet, Michael has earned international renown for his
expertise in arts management. He advises performing arts organizations around the
world, working with arts leaders in nearly 70 countries. Upon joining the Kennedy
Center in 2001, Michael created the Kennedy Center Arts Management Institute, renamed
the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center after a $22.5 million
commitment from Dick and Betsy DeVos, which aims to train the current and next generation
of arts leaders. The Institute features a variety of initiatives and programs, including
an online education forum for arts administrators at artsmanager.org, where professionals
and students in the field can share experiences, seek employment, and post opportunities.
He founded Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative
in February 2009, and embarked on a 50-state tour to spread his arts expertise across
the United States.