Meet. Mingle. Network: Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals

Young Professionals Preview Night is a special, high-profile preview cocktail reception and networking event for young professional leaders in the Philadelphia area.

There are over a dozen young professional groups participating. Get to know featured organization Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals, as Kara Furman answers a few of our questions.

Can you tell us a bit about your organization?

Philadelphia Emerging Museum Professionals is a group for museum/arts related staff and enthusiasts living in the Greater Philadelphia area. A regional branch of the national Emerging Museum Professionals (EMP) with the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), we facilitate social and professional opportunities for those in their first decade of a museum career. Our goal is to to create a participatory organization of museum professionals who, through dialogue, community action and innovation, work together to shape the future of the museum field.

What benefits does your organization offer a young professional?

We offer the opportunity to join a participatory organization of emerging museum professionals who work together to shape the future of the museum field. We strive to promote dialogue, community action and innovation and to provide opportunities for networking and professional development.

What do you think young professionals will get out of the preview night?

Opportunities to meet other young professionals, especially across related fields, is very important! Making connections and beginning conversations with others is part of creating and maintaining a vibrant arts and culture sector in Philadelphia.

Do you think it’s important for young professionals to be involved in the local cultural scene?

Yes! Part of engaging with the museum field includes engaging in the local cultural scene by attending exhibitions and gallery openings, as well as other events that increase awareness and appreciation of art and culture.

Paul Fabozzi's art is made through employing rigorous means of visually dissecting and translating photographic artifacts of his experiences of specific sites.
Paul Fabozzi
Paul Fabozzi

Paul Fabozzi's art is made through employing rigorous means of visually dissecting and translating photographic artifacts…

Paul Fabozzi's art is made through employing rigorous means of visually dissecting and translating photographic artifacts of his experiences of specific sites.…

Paul Fabozzi's art is made through employing rigorous means of visually dissecting and translating photographic artifacts of his experiences of specific sites.…

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse and Giacometti.
Bruce Garrity
Bruce Garrity

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great…

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse…

Bruce Garrity paints colorful and dynamic landscapes still lifes, portraits, and nudes, and re-imagines some of the great works of post-impressionist artists like Cezanne and early Modernists like Matisse and Giacometti.…

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese art. Her artwork are  imaginative reconnections with nature, sea, and the colorful environments that I have yearned for after moving to large urban American cities from the Mediterranean landscapes.
Demetra Tassiou
Demetra Tassiou

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese…

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese art. Her artwork are imaginative reconnections with nature, sea, and the…

Demetra Tassiou's work is inspired by the Greek culture and Art history and minimalistic and acute techniques used in Japanese art. Her artwork are imaginative reconnections with nature, sea, and the colorful environments…

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Su Knoll Horty
Su Knoll Horty

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is fascinated by the…

Carla J Fisher uses thread and throwaways to symbolize how even the tired, used, and totally spent can experience new life. Through free motion machine embroidery, she seeks the viewer’s visceral response of surprise as they realize the sculptured material is simply thread.
Carla J Fisher
Carla J Fisher

Carla J Fisher uses thread and throwaways to symbolize how even the tired, used, and totally spent can experience new life.…

Carla J Fisher uses thread and throwaways to symbolize how even the tired, used, and totally spent can experience new life. Through free motion machine embroidery, she seeks the viewer’s visceral response…

Carla J Fisher uses thread and throwaways to symbolize how even the tired, used, and totally spent can experience new life. Through free motion machine embroidery, she seeks the viewer’s visceral response of surprise as they…

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