About Jennifer McGregor

Name: Jennifer

Bio: Jennifer McGregor is a public art expert with substantive experience directing, implementing, and managing contemporary art projects and programs. She has directed Wave Hill’s visual arts program since 1999, curating numerous topical exhibitions that connect the public with nature, culture and site, at this 28-acre public garden and cultural center in the Bronx. In this capacity she works with emerging and mid-career artists on temporary commissioned projects. Many of these artists have or will embark on public art projects. As the first director of New York City’s Percent for Art Program from 1983-1990, she implemented the program guidelines and supervised the first sixty projects. In 1990, she founded McGregor Consulting to work nationally on commissions, exhibitions, and master plans. She was instrumental in starting the Public Art Network and together with Renee Piechocki was the first facilitator of the program. Most recently she was the public art consultant for New York City’s Flight 587 Memorial in Belle Harbor, New York, and the New Instructional Building for the Bronx Community College, designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Ms. McGregor has taught at Cooper Union and New York University and regularly serves on juries and panels. She graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in art.

Posts by Jennifer McGregor:

ARTSblog holds week-long Blog Salons, a series of posts by guest bloggers, that focus on an overarching theme within a core area of Americans for the Arts' work. Here are links to the most recent Salons:

Arts Education

Teaching Artists

Early Arts Education

Common Core Standards

Quality, Engagement & Partnerships

Emerging Leaders

Charting the Future of the Arts

Taking Communities to the Next Level

New Methods & Models

Public Art

Best Practices


Arts Marketing

Audience Engagement

Winning Audiences

Powered by Community

Animating Democracy

Arts & the Military

Scaling Up Programs & Projects

Social Impact & Evaluation

Humor & Social Change

Private Sector Initatives

Arts & Business Partnerships

Business Models in the Arts

Local Arts Agencies

Cultural Districts

Economic Development

Trends, Collaborations & Audiences

Art in Rural Communities

Alec Baldwin and Nigel Lythgoe talk about the state of the arts in America at Arts Advocacy Day 2012. The acclaimed actor and famed producer discuss arts education and what inspires them.