On March 17-18, 2016, the Fashion Institute of Technology hosted this year's annual
joint meeting of the Council of Art Department Chairs (CADC) and the Council of Museum
and Gallery Directors (CMGD). Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT, welcomed members
of the two councils and introduced Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher who was invited to
be the keynote speaker.
These two groups, the CADC and the CMGD, gather once a year to discuss issues that
pertain to teaching in the visual arts and managing visual art departments, as well
as organizing and sharing exhibitions. The two-day event at FIT featured presentations
such as "CAA - Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts" presented by Janet
Landay, Program Manager, College Art Association Fair Use Initiative; "A NYFA Exhibition
Touring Proposal" with David Terry, Director and Curator of Grants and Exhibitions
at the New York Foundation for the Arts; and "NY Council for the Humanities Granting"
with grants and program officers Kate Sidley and Adam Capitanio.
Each year the conference is held during the spring semester at a different SUNY campus.
Previous campus hosts have included SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Oswego.