Jane V. Hsu
Jane V. Hsu joined ACG in 2020, bringing 20 years of experience in museum and nonprofit arts organization leadership. Committed to public and cultural engagement and driven by innovation and 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. Additionally, she established accessibility and inclusion practices with programming that reinvented museum spaces for greater engagement with diverse and multigenerational audiences.
“How do you foster a culture that is conducive to diversity, inclusion, equity, and access? Be an advocate. Seek and acknowledge innovation and creativity. Fight for it.”
“You can invite all voices to the table but arts and culture organizations must think outside of the box. What if we remove the table and chairs?”
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 practice. 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.
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.
Ms. Hsu's ACG professional and client work includes:
Asian Cultural Council/Rockefeller Brothers Fund
The City University of New York
Media Management Institute
Metropolitan College of New York
New Museum of Contemporary Art
New World School of the Arts
Rubin Museum of Art
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