Executive Director's Message
I am happy to have landed in this beautiful community, and excited to lead this amazing institution into its next phase. I am thankful to retiring Director Lucinda Gedeon for her vision and her many accomplishments over the past 12 years. Her leadership and passion has made the Vero Beach Museum of Art what it is today - the principal visual arts facility on the Treasure Coast, welcoming an astounding 78,000 visitors annually.
I arrived in Vero Beach via Milwaukee, WI, where I served as Chief Curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum since 2009, leading a curatorial department of more than 29 employees. My museum career began 25 years ago, and I have also spent time in Illinois, Arizona, and Iowa. The VBMA is still a young museum with so much to offer this community. As you explore our website, you will discover opportunities on every page - The International Lecture Series opens January 30th with best-selling author Bill Bryson, and continues through the spring with other world-renowned speakers in the humanities; our Film Studies program continues to sell out; studio classes offered in the Museum Art School are top notch; and of course our Triple Crown gala will be a fitting celebration of our major exhibition, Deborah Butterfield: Horses.
I look forward to getting to know you and to sharing these offerings, among many others, with you in the months ahead. Thank you for all you do for the Museum to make it the very special place that it is.