Creating a Cultural Institution with
Founding President and Executive Producer
Park Avenue Armory
Monday, February 11, 2019 from Noon - 2:00 p.m.
The Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY
Rebecca will discuss successes and challenges encountered in the evolution of the historic Park Avenue Armory, building from a good idea to an active not-for-profit cultural institution dedicated to unconventional works in the performing and visual arts by such artists as William Kentridge, Marina Abramovic, Peter Sellars, Flexn, the Berlin Philharmonic, Kenneth Branagh, Douglas Gordon and Sam Mendes.
Rebecca Robertson is the Founding President and Executive Producer of Park Avenue Armory and spearheaded its revitalization as a cultural institution dedicated to the unconventional arts. After 11 years, the New Yorker wrote: “The Armory’s programming has become essential to New York life.” From 2000 through 2006, Robertson served as Executive Director of Lincoln Center Redevelopment, the $1.4 billion redevelopment of the cultural center as a 24/7 transparent and accessible campus with state-of-the-art facilities. Prior to that, she headed Special Projects at the Shubert Organization, Broadway’s largest theater owner. Between 1987 and 1997, Robertson was President of the 42nd Street Development Project, the State entity that re-planned and redeveloped 42nd Street between Seventh and Broadway from “the sleaziest block in America” (according to Rolling Stone) into a 13-acre vibrant mixed-use area with offices, entertainment, several restored historic theaters, rehearsal space and huge lights and signs. She also served as a lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Pre-registration closes at midnight on Thursday, February 7, 2019.
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