BENTONVILLE, ARKANSAS: Art Bridges Foundation is pleased to welcome its Class 2 of future museum leaders to the Art Bridges Fellows Program. Class 2 includes six individuals from across the country who will spend the next three years gaining skills and experiences in museum departments from collections to education to curatorial to exhibition design and production.
“The Art Bridges Fellows Program offers a new model for emerging arts professionals to benefit and thrive from the investment, stability, and community of a three-year appointment,” said Alana Ryder, Director, Fellows and Cohort Programs. “It provides the opportunity for partner museums to listen, learn, and grow alongside a talented, diverse group of next generation leaders.”
Class 2 includes:
- Demetri Burke – High Museum of Art, Education
- Nyree Dowdy – Chrysler Museum of Art, Curatorial
- Lianna González – Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Collections and Exhibitions
- Darwin Hu – Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Exhibition Design and Production
- Austin Losada – American Folk Art Museum, Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions
- Kristin Pedrozo – Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Curatorial
Each position is also connected to the foundation’s programs and initiatives, including the Art Bridges Cohort Program and Collection Loan Partnership program. The inaugural Art Bridges Fellows were placed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, Joslyn Art Museum, Cincinnati Art Museum, and Portland Art Museum.
All Art Bridges Fellows participate in a month-long residency and orientation in Bentonville. They will meet periodically for regular convenings throughout the fellowship for ongoing development and learning. “Over the years, the Art Bridges Fellows will make lasting connections with arts professionals and leaders across the country,” added Ryder. “They will have access to resources and professional development while forming life-long professional and intellectual communities.”
For more information about the Art Bridges Fellows Program and Class 2 Fellows, visit www.artbridgesfoundation.org.
About Art Bridges
Art Bridges is the vision of philanthropist and arts patron Alice Walton. The mission of Art Bridges is to expand access to American art in all regions across the United States. Since 2017, Art Bridges has been creating and supporting programs that bring outstanding works of American art out of storage and into communities. Art Bridges partners with a growing network of over 220 museums of all sizes and locations to provide financial and strategic support for exhibition development, loans from the Art Bridges Collection, and programs designed to educate, inspire, and deepen engagement with local audiences. The Art Bridges Collection represents an expanding vision of American art from the 19th century to present day and encompasses multiple media and voices. For more information, visit artbridgesfoundation.org.
Published July 13, 2023