Established in 1989, Barbara Kraft Communications and Public Relations specialize in publicizing and promoting the visual and performing arts, architecture, design and literary projects.
Over the years BKCPR has publicized projects for major organizations throughout the United States, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Lannan Foundation, New York University Child Center Study, Otis College of Art and Design, and Opera Omaha, NE, among others.
International clients include the German Design Council and Tour Abitare Italia, 2006.
Private clients represented by BKCPR include Metropolitan Opera star Marilyn Horne, Doc Severinson, trumpeter and former band leader for the Johnny Carson show, and Paul Tzanetopoulos, designer of the kinetic lighting installation for the LAX Gateway Pylon Project, among others
Southern Kentucky's $25 million dollar Performing Arts Center (SKyPAC) opened Iin Bowling Green, September 2012.
Otis College of Art and Design’s Ground Breaking and Opening of the Bronya and Andy Galef Center for the Fine Arts designed by Frederick Fisher & Partners
The Poetry Garden, a permanent environmental work designed by Siah Armajani for the Lannan Foundation
The American Center in Paris designed by Frank Gehry
The Naples Museum of Art (Florida)
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego Opening of MCA’s satellite space in downtown San Diego
The Wall Project: History comes alive with the Wende Museum's The Wall Project
Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall which includes the museum's new acquistion of ten Berlin Wall segments. Participating artists included Los Angleles' muralist Kent Twitchell and artist Shepard Fairey and Berlin-based muralist Thierry Noir (2009)
Facing the Wall: Living With the Berlin Wall, The Wende Museum, a museum and archive of the Cold War, Los Angeles; 2007 opening exhibition
Picasso and The Weeping Women: The Years of Marie Therese Walter and Dora Marr, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; exhibition opening
Independent Spirits: Women Painters of the American West, 1890-1945, Autry Museum of Western Heritage, Los Angeles; exhibition opening
The Music Box Project, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, exhibition opening
LUST LETTERS with works by Tim Youd, Gajin Fujita, Ericka Rawlings and Bruce Richards, Coagula Curatorial Gallery, Chinatown, February, 2013
Faces from the Southern Ocean: A Photographic Exhibition of 35 Prints from Antarctica by Artist and Photographer J.J. L’Heureux, The G2 Gallery, Venice (2011)
Echoes in Blue: An exhibition of contemporary Iranian Art from Tehran, James Gray Gallery, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles (2010)
Out of the Mist: A Panorama of Contemporary Iranian Art , Don O’Melveny Gallery, Los Angeles
Childhood Revealed: Art Expressing Pain, Discovery and Hope, New York University Child Center Study Touring Exhibition, Los Angeles; exhibition opening
Style of a Nation: Soviet Socialist Realist Paintings of the Mid-Twentieth Century, William A. Karges Fine Art; exhibition openings in Los Angeles and Carmel
12 Divas, Molly Barnes Gallery, Santa Monica; exhibition opening
I, Witness, Documentary Portraits of the 50s and 60s by photojournalist Gene Barnes, Orlando Gallery, Sherman Oaks
The Fine Art Dealers Association (FADA), Pasadena
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN PROJECTS:
Tour Abitare Italia 2006, Los Angeles and Miami. A “showroom walk” featuring Italy’s innovative contemporary furniture and interior furnishing; hosted by the Italian Trade Commission.
Designed in Germany, an exhibition of contemporary German design presented by the German Design Council (Frankfurt, Germany); exhibition openings in Los Angeles and New York
The Lannan Foundation (art and literature programs), Los Angeles
The Peter Norton Family Foundation, Santa Monica; launch of the multi-purpose, grant-giving foundation
The California Community Foundation, Los Angeles; 75th Anniversary
The Frederick Weisman Foundation, Beverly Hills
KCRW, National Public Radio (capital campaign), Santa Monica
The Colburn School, Los Angeles; ground-breaking ceremonies and preparatory work for the opening of the conservatory
Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara; 50th Anniversary and on-going public relations services
Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles; on-going public relations services for the college’s entire program
The Polish Music Center at the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
CLASSICAL MUSIC PROJECTS:
Marilyn Horne, Metropolitan opera star publicity campaign on the occasion of a street-naming in her honor in Bradford, PA, the town of her birth.
Southwest Chamber Music, Pasadena
Opera Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska A production of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with sets and costumes designed by artist Jun Kaneko
Michelle Zukovsky, Principal Clarinet, Los Angeles Philharmonic