Jack Rasmussen, Ph.D.

Jack Rasmussen2004-Present

American University, Washington, D.C.
Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center.

2002-2004
di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Napa, California
Executive Director of non-profit museum of Northern California contemporary art. Report to Board of Trustees. Responsible for management of 15,000 sq. ft. facility, 2,100 artworks, 250 acres of land and outdoor sculpture, public relations, marketing, financial management, institutional planning and development, and $1,200,000 operating budget. Curated and organized traveling exhibitions.

1992-2002 Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland
Executive Director of non-profit contemporary arts center serving Mid-Atlantic region. Supervised staff of seven including. Managed 24,000 sq. ft. facility, 125 seat cabaret space, $500,000 operating budget, $600,000 capital campaign. Curated innovative exhibitions and off-site projects.

1989-1992
Rockville Arts Place, Rockville, Maryland
Executive Director helped design, opened and operated non-profit arts center. Supervised staff of three, part-time faculty of twenty, and twelve resident artists. Chief curator of exhibitions. Designed and managed 8,000 sq. ft. facility, public relations, marketing, finances, institutional development.

1987-1989
Council for Basic Education, Washington, D. C.
Director of Endowment Development for non-profit national education advocacy organization.

1983-1987
American University, Washington, D. C.
Associate Director of Development designed and marketed Planned Giving program. Secured major capital, endowment, and unrestricted gifts. Initiated $9,000,000 drive for new Arts Center, identified and organized volunteer leadership, and successfully solicited $1,500,000 naming gift.

1978-1983
Jack Rasmussen Gallery, Washington, D. C.
Owner and Director of profit-making contemporary art gallery. Promoted careers of unknown regional artists now represented in national museums. Organized exhibition exchanges with museums and galleries. Secured consistent media coverage of exhibits and events.

1975-1978
Washington Project for the Arts, Washington, D. C.
Assistant Director managed finances and innovative visual arts program for region’s first non-profit alternative visual and performing arts center. Managed staff, prepared budgets, grant proposals.

1974-1975
The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
Museum Curator (Part-Time), Desk Docent answered art-related questions, gave tours.

Education

1994 Ph.D. Anthropological Linguistics, American University, Washington, D. C.
1991 M.A. Anthropology, American University, Washington, D. C.
1983 M.A. Arts Management, American University, Washington, D. C.
1975 M.F.A. Painting, American University, Washington, D. C.
1972 B.A. Art, Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington.

Interests

doo-wop