Ilana Simon Rubin
Ilana Simon Rubin has more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing strategic institutional communications campaigns for cultural and educational organizations spanning visual and performing arts, architecture, design and philanthropy. Since joining Resnicow and Associates in 2002, Ilana has provided executive counsel, strategy and media relations for some of the country’s leading museums, performing arts institutions, universities and foundations. Based in Denver, she is a member of R+A’s executive management committee and leadership team.
Ilana has a particular expertise in the launch of new cultural institutions, including the Institute for Contemporary Art at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), the Anderson Collection at Stanford University, the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the Nasher Museum at Duke University and the Nasher Sculpture Center. She also has extensive experience leading international communications campaigns for La Biennale di Venezia, in both the art and architecture exhibitions, including seven times for the U.S. Pavilion for artists such as Martin Puryear, Mark Bradford and Joan Jonas. Ilana has also led programs for major universities, such as Stanford, M.I.T., and VCU, to promote their various arts initiatives to audiences in the region, nationally, and internationally.
Past and recent clients include the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, Denver Art Museum, Ford Motor Company Fund, High Museum of Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, and United States Artists, among many others. Ilana holds a bachelor of arts in public policy studies from Duke University, with a minor in art history. She currently serves on the board of Buntport Theater Company.