Meet Our Fellows
The Art Bridges Fellows Program is dedicated to creating diverse museum leadership with a national cohort of emerging arts professionals and mentors.
Art Bridges Fellow, LACMA
Alicae’ Tyler-Head holds a three-year position in Rights & Reproductions at LACMA. She will play a vital role in increasing access to LACMA’s collections through initiatives with Art Bridges, including the Local Access cohort and Collection Loan Partnership.
Alicae’ grew up in Los Angeles, California singing, acting, and dancing. She completed her undergraduate program in communication at Tuskegee University and previously worked at the university’s Legacy Museum as the Digital Content Creator. In her free time, Alicae’ enjoys creative writing and traveling.
Art Bridges Fellow, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art
Alison Parman grew up in Edwardsville, Illinois where she was first introduced to museums while visiting the nearby Saint Louis Art Museum. From early on, she wanted to pair her passion for art with a career in the museum world. She completed a B.A. in art history at the University of Connecticut and an M.A. in art history with a focus on Japanese art history at the University of Oregon. Alison will be working as the Art Bridges Fellow at the Wadsworth within the Registrar’s Department. When not visiting museums, Alison enjoys reading, crafting, and baking.
Art Bridges Fellow, Joslyn Art Museum
Amanda Bulger grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, visiting Joslyn Art Museum from a young age where she developed a love for art history and museums.
Amanda is the inaugural Art Bridges Fellow at Joslyn. Working within the museum’s Collections Department, she provides support for the Art Bridges Collection Loan Program. Prior to joining Joslyn, Amanda held positions with the University of Nebraska State Museum, Sheldon Museum of Art, and the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery. She earned a B.A. in art history and classical studies from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in 2019.
In her free time, Amanda enjoys visiting museums, galleries, and bookstores, as well as cooking and taking road trips.
Art Bridges Fellow, American Folk Art Museum
Raised in East Brunswick, New Jersey, Austin Losada began to view artworks as pathways to understanding cultural and social phenomena when taking an elective course in art history. After graduating from Rutgers University with a B.A. in art history, Austin pursued an interest in curatorial work at the Zimmerli Art Museum, immersed himself in the art market as an intern in the Decorative Arts department at Christie’s New York, and developed a love for collections as an archival intern at the John Chamberlain Estate. Austin earned his M.A. in American material culture from the University of Delaware and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Outside of work, Austin enjoys playing video games, skateboarding, and weightlifting.
Art Bridges Fellow, LACMA
Darwin Hu will focus on Exhibition Design and Production at LACMA. He will work closely with exhibitions, curatorial, graphic design, and education staff in planning for exhibition spaces in connection with Art Bridges partnerships–the Local Access cohort and Collection Loan Partnership.
Darwin grew up in Honolulu, Hawai’i where he developed an interest in art and architecture. He graduated from the University of Southern California’s five-year B.Arch program in 2022. In his free time, he enjoys eating and traveling.
Art Bridges Fellow, Cincinnati Art Museum
Jessica Spradling grew up in Seattle, Washington with a love for art, music, and history. She recently graduated from Northeastern University in Boston with a B.A. in art and art history and has held a variety of volunteer and internship positions at art museums and galleries in the Seattle and Boston areas.
Jessica has worked in both education and programming-focused jobs as well as exhibitions-based positions. She looks forward to increasing representation in museum exhibitions and expanding access to art and art history for individuals of all identities and backgrounds. In her free time, Jessica enjoys reading, exploring nature, and traveling.
Art Bridges Fellow, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Lianna González joined the Amon Carter Museum of American Art to work in Collections and Exhibitions in 2023. Born and raised in Austin, Lianna will support project and exhibition management for the new Art Bridges cohort across Texas. She believes that art should be accessible to all types of communities and that diversity and inclusion practices are necessary to advance the curatorial process.
Lianna has a B.A. in art history and criticism from Texas State University and recently participated in The School for Curatorial Studies Venice summer cohort in Venice, Italy. In her free time, Lianna enjoys powerlifting, exploring Texas state parks, and listening to true crime and supernatural podcasts.
Art Bridges Fellow, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Payton Murray grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Hampton University with a B.S. in criminal justice. They like to paint, crochet, and throw on the potter’s wheel.
Payton will work in the Conservation Division at the PMA. A focus throughout the fellowship will be participation in conservation activities related to the Art Bridges Initiative in Pennsylvania.
Art Bridges Fellow, Portland Art Museum
Teena Wilder (she, they) was raised in Summerton, South Carolina and built a passion for expanding access to art spaces after lacking exposure to cultural institutions growing up. Working collaboratively with the Learning and Community Partnerships and Curatorial Departments, she will help research and shape how the museum and other regional arts organizations work together to meet community needs.
Teena completed her undergraduate at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and was a resident at the Yale Norfolk School of Art.
In the past, she’s been a Queer Justice Organizer, Community Artist, and Multicultural Outreach Specialist. Her favorite book is Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler.