The Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner
The Long Sixties: Washington Paintings in the Watkins and Corcoran Legacy Collections, 1957 – 1982
by Jack Rasmussen; Introduction by Susan J. Erenrich
Jack Rasmussen earned his BA in Art from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, before completing an MFA in Painting, MA in Arts Management, and MA and PhD in Anthropology at American University. He worked in the Education Department of the National Gallery of Art and became Assistant Director of the Washington Project for the Arts when it opened in 1975. He left this position to open the Jack Rasmussen Gallery, helped launch Rockville Arts Place (VisArts), served ten years as Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, and three years as Executive Director of di Rosa in Napa, California. Rasmussen has been Director and Curator of the American University Museum since it opened in 2005. He currently serves on the board of the Maryland State Arts Council.