Segments in this Video

Gallery Owners and Directors: Main Duties and Responsibilities (00:35)


Renny Molenaar explains that his role as a gallery owner is to be a curator. He oversees the creative endeavors of the studio.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Career Beginnings (01:43)

Molenaar grew up in a house full of creative people. Ata young age he discovered artists who were doing subversive political work that excited him.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Keys for Success (01:55)

Gallery owners act as their own publicists. It is important to have the ability to humble yourself because artists are creatures with huge egos and powerful personalities.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Education and Certification Requirements (01:05)

There are tracks in careers that a young person can follow to work for museums. The business of art is usually done by people with a literary administration.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Workplace Atmosphere (04:22)

Gallery owners and artists spend a large portion of time reading and setting up personal calendars. Gallery owners need an administrative and media person who does the invites.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Advice for Aspiring Pros (02:00)

Molenaar's advice comes from a mentor that helped him get his gallery started. "Don't give up" is the best advice he can give.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Day on the Job (03:13)

A gallery owner's agenda can be like a tsunami. Molenaar juggles multiple tasks. He explains what the shows are about then generates the media material.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Industry Goals and Services (02:28)

The business of running a gallery is complex because of the different types. Molenaar refers to himself as a stable artist who promotes and nurtures new artists.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Industry Challenges (02:27)

Money is the biggest challenge of being a gallery owner. Fine art dealers are important because someone needs to handle the money.

Gallery Owners and Directors: Looking at the Future (01:35)

The industry is massive and has grown exponentially in the last forty years. Gallery owners are learning to navigate the system.

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Gallery Owner—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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What is it like to be a gallery owner? In this Career Q&A video interview, Renny Molenar talks about his career path, what he does on the job, and the keys to success running an art gallery. He also offers candid advice on breaking into the profession as well as insight into the industry’s biggest challenges and how the field may change in the next ten years.

Length: 22 minutes

Item#: BVL138550

ISBN: 978-1-64023-625-7

Copyright date: ©2017

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