Claire Huschle

Title: Program Director and Assistant Professor, Arts Management

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Email: chuschle@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-8719

Bio

Claire Huschle has been associated with Mason’s Arts Management program since 2007, when she began teaching Gallery Management as an Adjunct Professor. She joined the faculty full-time in 2012, shortly after completing a Fellowship at the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. There, she studied with Michael Kaiser and the Center’s senior leadership and co-produced a study on regional trends in millennial audience engagement. From 2005-2011, she served as Executive Director of the Arlington Arts Center (Arlington, VA). In that role, she significantly increased the operating budget, built operational reserves, negotiated a 25-year lease, and brought together a talented staff, raising the AAC’s profile both regionally and nationally. Previously, Huschle was the Director of Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA, and simultaneously served as the center’s Community Liaison, coordinating a national conference on starting community-based art centers and liaising with arts groups and advocacy organizations. In the late 90s, she was managing curator of Duncan & Miller Gallery, a Washington, D.C. contemporary art space featuring emerging artists.

In addition, Huschle is an active curator and collaborator, coordinating exhibitions throughout the Washington, D.C. area, and working with contemporary artists like Margaret Boozer and JJ McCracken. Her exhibitions have been reviewed in the Washington Post and ArtPapers.

She has served on grant review panels for the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, as well as the Fairfax, VA and Montgomery County, MD grant review panels. As a member of the D.C. Executive Committee of ArtTable, the national professional organization for female executives in the visual arts, she acts as co-Chair of the Program Committee. In 2013, she received the Karalee Dawn MacKay Award for Excellence in Teaching. She is a 2010 graduate of Leadership Arlington, and the 2010 recipient of the American Association of University Women’s Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington.

Huschle received her MA in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA degree in Art History from the University of Michigan, with high honors.

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Education

BA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Affiliations

ArtTable, co-Chair of DC region

Courses Taught

AMGT 602 Seminar in Arts Management

AMGT 606 Board of Directors Management

AMGT 610 Gallery Management

AMGT 711 Directed Readings/Project