A lecture by Chase Rynd, Director of the National Building Museum in Washington, USA, will take place in the Small Gallery of “Mystetskyi Arsenal”.


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31 March at 17.00 in the Small Gallery of “Mystetskyi Arsenal” a lecture by Chase Rynd, Director of the National Building Museum in Washington, USA, nbm.org , will take place.

Topic of the lecture: "Money, art and authenticity: the dilemma of public art organizations"

- What art organizations can receive from sponsors, elected officials, artists, and viewers?
- How to meet requirements / expectations / values of all stakeholders and still maintain the integrity of / mission / unity / innovation?
- How cultural institutions should preserve the authenticity while relying on funding from various stakeholders?

Chase Rynd, one of the generally recognized leaders of museum and art environment, was appointed as a President of the National Building Museum in September 2003. Created at the initiative of the Congress in 1980, the National Building Museum as a private, non-profit institution preserves and demonstrates the American achievements in architecture, design, construction, urban planning and design and maintains a high level of skill in the art of building.

Rynd received his bachelor's degree and defended his diploma in International Economics at the School of International Relations at Georgetown University. After his studies, he worked five years in the areas of financial analysis and asset management in New York's Hanover Trust business. Then moved to Seattle and began working in a private investment firm.

In Seattle Rynd studied the art of architectural photography and cherished the idea of creating and publishing photo gallery of urban buildings. Although this study did not embodied in the planned release, but it urged Rynd to open his own gallery, which was a step that combines his irresistible love for art and experience in management and finance. For eight years of his gallery "Equivalents" it was organized over 90 exhibitions. During this time Rynd performed as an American representative of 25 international artists, consulted numerous museums, private collectors and large corporations. Appointed by the Mayor of Seattle in the artistic commission in 1988, Rynd was its Head for two terms one after the other.

In 1990, Security Pacific Bank entrusted Rynd with the creation of a public gallery, in which it could be engaged in various activities, to implement many programs and which would have revived the artistic life of the city. The result of his work was the first major non-profit contemporary art gallery in the Pacific Northwest.

Tacoma Art Museum (TAM) in 1993 chose Rynd as its CEO and president. Being in this position and along with his staff  he organized a number of serious and major exhibitions, including an exhibition of ceramics from the collection "Marina Picasso”, which consisted of 61 exhibits from private collections of Picasso; an exhibition of contemporary Asian art; exhibition "La Frontera / Border" on works created on Mexico-American border and near it. Rynd played a significant role in the museum campaign to build a new museum building  of which was $ 25 million, which was designed by architect Antoine Predok and which recently opened to visitors. Finally, he developed numerous artistic educational programs and in six years, increased its funding through fundraising by 125%.

In 1998 Rynd was appointed as CEO-founder and president of the Centre for Fine Arts "Frist" in Nashville, Tennessee. He led the creation of the famous Art Centre and directed all kinds of activities: recruiting staff, supervised the projects and restoration of its historic buildings, provide world-class exhibitions from prestigious museums. During his tenure, the "Frist" has received national recognition and high social assessment, developed a multifaceted system of membership, has attracted many sponsors – of local and national levels - and has established strong partnerships with national and international cultural institutions.

Rynd actively participates in the life of the museum community and is a member of the International Council of Museums, American Association of Museums, Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, philanthropic organization in support of the arts "American Friends of Chantilly" and the American Federation of Arts. He is also a member of the mentoring program ACE (Architecture - Construction - Engineering) and the National Board of Directors.

Information for media:
For additional information, please contact in advance
call 288-52-26, (067) 448-00-65, pressa@artarsenal.in.ua.
Details on pages: artarsenal.in.ua, artukraine.com.ua
Address: the Small Gallery of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Lavrska str. 10


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