Museum and Community Engagement Leader Jane V. Hsu Joins Arts Consulting Group as Associate Vice President in New York City

February 26, 2020
Contact: Amanda Bertone
(888) 234.4236 Ext. 219

BOSTON — Arts Consulting Group (ACG), the leading provider of hands-on management consulting services for the arts and culture industry, today announced that Jane V. Hsu has joined the firm as Associate Vice President to expand ACG’s executive search practice. Based in New York City, Ms. Hsu brings 20 years of experience in museum and nonprofit arts organization leadership. Committed to public and cultural engagement and driven by innovation with deep levels of active participation, Ms. Hsu delivers transformative ideas for audience engagement and accessibility. Her areas of expertise include large scale project management, strategic community partnerships, integrated artist engagement, employee mentoring and evaluation, and equity, diversity, and inclusion education.

Prior to joining ACG, Ms. Hsu served as the Head of Engagement at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York. In this role, she grew, led, coached, and managed creative and communication teams to produce compelling and unforgettable contemporary art experiences accessible for all ages and diverse audiences. She also reinvented museum-wide, high-impact engagement strategies focused on the human experience by integrating contemporary art environments with an Asian art museum. Reviewed by the New York Times as “one of the biggest thinking small museums in Manhattan,” her initiatives resulted in a record number of visitors. She also secured the Rubin Museum’s first multiyear commitment grants for family programming and contemporary art. Previously, as the Manager of Interpretation at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, she was a key champion for community outreach activities when the museum launched its groundbreaking building in the historical Lower East Side neighborhood. She also established accessibility and inclusion practices with programming that reinvented museum spaces for greater engagement with diverse and multigenerational audiences.

In addition to her more than 10 years of experience in museum education and curatorial practice, Ms. Hsu is an expert in contemporary art and documentary film. She is a curator of Chinese documentary films focused on issues of gender, sexuality, and domestic violence, with support from the Beijing Independent Film Festival and the C.V. Starr East Asian Library at Columbia University. Additionally, she serves as adjunct faculty at New York University, Columbia University, The City University of New York, and Metropolitan College of New York, teaching courses in arts administration, art history, and film theory.

In making the announcement, ACG President Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau said, “It is an honor having Jane V. Hsu join the ACG team as Associate Vice President in New York to expand our executive search practice and client-focused community engagement services. Her broad experience and industry knowledge will provide ACG with a unique opportunity to better serve the arts and culture sector in North America as nonprofits, universities, and other arts and culture institutions address their leadership transition challenges and public dialog with the communities they serve.”

“I am thrilled to join the ACG team under the leadership of Dr. Bruce D. Thibodeau,” said Ms. Hsu. “The opportunities and challenges in providing guidance to arts and cultural institutions during their leadership transitions appeals to my mentorship skills. I aim to help clients explore best practices in the field with global and cultural awareness while staying true to their mission and future vision for how best to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion into all aspects of their organizations.”

Ms. Hsu holds a bachelor of fine arts in design and video from The Cooper Union School of Art in New York, a master of business administration in media management from Metropolitan College of New York, and a master of arts in film and East Asian studies from Columbia University School of the Arts.

About Arts Consulting Group (ACG)
Arts Consulting Group (ACG) is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, strategic planning & community engagement, facilities & program planning, and other capacity building services for the arts and culture industry. Founded in 1997, ACG is a full-service firm that effectively works with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, and for-profit entities that operate in the creative industries. The firm takes a contemporary approach to client challenges and opportunities focused on growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities. ACG senior team members have leadership experience in every type of artistic and cultural discipline, and they seamlessly adapt to clients’ rapidly changing strategies, business models, and operating environments. The firm continues its rapid growth and currently has locations in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Raleigh, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, DC. ACG employees and consultants are embedded in communities throughout North America to invigorate clients so that they can achieve the delicate balance between cultural impacts and business sustainability. For more information, please visit or contact or (888) 234.4236.


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