President's Coffee event for new MGES students slated for Aug. 15

President's Coffee event for new MGES students slated for Aug. 15

Date: Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 8:15am

New students in Western's Master in Gallery Management & Exhibits Specialization (MGES) program will have a chance to meet Western President Greg Salsbury at a President's Coffee event Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.

The new MGES class, which is double the size of last year’s inaugural class, will meet with faculty, staff and the president over coffee in the art gallery of Quigley Hall.

The MGES students will also have an opportunity to meet with Ethel Rice, benefactor for both the Art and MGES programs at Western.

The event falls near the end of a two-week, on-campus residency for MGES students, who begin to appreciate the program’s emphases on small class sizes as well as close one-on-one relationships between students and faculty/staff—both signatures of an education at Western. According to Western Professor Heather Orr, the incoming students hail from across the United States and have diverse backgrounds. Many of the students already have strong gallery and museum experiences, Orr said.

The MGES program is a fully accredited, professional terminal degree specifically focused on preparing graduates for professions in the art business, including: galleries, museums, auction houses and art fairs. The program concentrates particularly on the core process of staging exhibitions (design, logistics, installation, curatorship and marketing). Western's MGES curriculum emphasizes the development of practical, intellectual, managerial and entrepreneurial skills necessary to thrive in the highly competitive international art world.

For more information, please contact Heather Orr at 970.943.2021 or