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Jackson-Dumont Named Chairman of Education for the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Apr 08, 2014
Seattle, WA
NWT

Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Kayla Skinner deputy director for education and public programs at the Seattle Art Museum (Seattle, WA), announced this March that she will be transitioning to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City this May, where she will serve as the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose chairman of education.

At the Seattle Art Museum, Jackson-Dumont currently oversees educational public programs, interpretive technology, and community affairs for the museum’s three venues—SAM downtown, Seattle Asian Art Museum, and the Olympic Sculpture Park—developing programming around the museum’s collection and special exhibitions to engage a broad range of audiences, from school-age children and teachers to artists and scholars. She also spearheaded the Seattle Art Museum’s multi-year research and engagement initiative, deepening participation for the 18- to 35-year-old demographic.

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jackson-Dumont will oversee the full range of the Museum’s education programs, including lectures and gallery talks, exhibition-related programs, gallery and studio programs, access coordination, school and teacher programs, scholarly symposia, grants and fellowships, and the innovative Met Museum Presents subscription series of performances and talks.

“I am honored to be named chairman of education at this critical moment of innovation, creativity, and experimentation at the Met,” said Jackson-Dumont. "I could not be more excited to collaborate with the Met’s team of exceptional thinkers to curate experiences that engage people across sectors and diverse communities."

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About the Seattle Art Museum
From its early 20th-century roots as the Seattle Fine Arts Society to its growth into an internationally renowned museum with three distinct venues, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) has evolved into a vital Seattle institution. At SAM, we believe art enriches life. We've seen how art can inspire creativity, communication, and a cooperative spirit. That's why we're working actively to connect art to life: expanding the ways we welcome the community, deepening the SAM experience for our visitors, and heading out into the community to help make the arts a part of everyday life for people of all backgrounds. SAM provides creative learning opportunities for students and educators that ignite curiosity, foster critical thinking and develop environments that are challenging, inclusive and collaborative and offers teens opportunities to express their ideas in discussions, participate in tours and hands-on workshops, and gain important communication and critical thinking skills.

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Pictured Above: Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Seattle Art Musem

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