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David Resnicow


David Resnicow


David Resnicow is the president and founder of Resnicow and Associates, the nation’s leading agency providing unified strategic, planning, communications, and consulting services to cultural institutions and businesses.

Drawing on over 30 years of experience, David has collaborated with his clients on the design and implementation of comprehensive programs for art museums and biennials; performing arts institutions and organizations; universities and colleges; art and design fairs and galleries; foundations and philanthropists; and government agencies and corporations. His work has also encompassed strategic planning and management consulting, program planning, and revenue-generating initiatives. He is also the leading strategist and consultant on crisis management, issues mitigation, and post-crisis regeneration for arts institutions and businesses.

David has collaborated with more than 125 cultural and educational institutions on major initiatives including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, SF MoMA, Harvard Art Museums, Louvre Museum, Israel Museum, Park Avenue Armory, Apollo Theater, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, Rubell Museums, AT&T Performing Arts Center, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Smithsonian Institution, American Museum of Natural History, Ocean Space (Venice), National Baseball Hall of Fame, to note only a few. He also worked on the communications programs for the U.S. Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 2024, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013, and 2011, and Sharjah Biennial in 2023 and 2019.

He has created and implemented comprehensive programs for the Art Dealers Association of America and Superblue, and implemented strategic initiatives for Pace, Marian Goodman Gallery, and Gladstone Gallery, among others. He has also worked with an array of leading architects and designers, including Moshe Safdie and Associates, Allied Works Architects, Neri Oxman, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.

David has advised philanthropists and foundations on the conceptualization and implementation of their programs, including Leonard Lauder, Raymond Nasher, Wallace Foundation, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, TBA21-Academy, and Sharjah Art Foundation. He has worked with government agencies on cultural infrastructure and programming that fosters economic activity, investment, and tourism, including the Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Jose, Port of Los Angeles, and cultural ministries and consulates of France, Hungary, the Netherlands, and Ontario, Canada. He has also played a key role in the development and management of leading corporate philanthropy and sponsorship programs, including Altria, American Express, Rolex, and AT&T.

David has spearheaded the agency’s unparalleled work on crisis management and mitigation. This has ranged from his work on behalf of the Vatican on the cleaning and conservation of the Sistine Chapel Frescos, the Mapplethorpe exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, and Sensation at the Brooklyn Museum to a wide array of HR, legal, financial, and ethical issues, among others. He has also worked with more than 50 institutions on questions of restitution and repatriation of art and cultural property.

David also conceptualized and co-founded MuseNews, a digital cultural news and information service that was acquired by Bloomberg L.P. and served as the foundation of the company’s arts coverage and programming for more than a decade.

David is vice chairman of the board of the Mark Morris Dance Group after serving as chair for more than a decade, and serves as vice chairman of the board of the American Institute for Stuttering. He also sits on the Advisory Board of SMU DataArts and Franklin Furnace. He received his Bachelor of Arts in art history and aesthetics from Washington University in St. Louis.

Selected Clients
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Harvard Art Museums
Louvre Museum
Israel Museum
Park Avenue Armory
Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Apollo Theater
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Mark Morris Dance Company, Vice Chairman
American Institute of Stuttering, Vice Chairman
SMU DataArts, Advisory Board
Franklin Furnace, Advisory Board