West Bend, WI ---For Immediate Release---The Museum of Wisconsin Art is pleased to announce the hiring of Courtney Spousta
as the new Curator of Education.Courtney joins the MWA staff from Portland, Oregon where she was previously the Assistant Director of Student Activities and Multicultural Program Coordinator for the University of Portland.
With over 15 years of museum and higher education experience Courtney
will be planning and coordinating the art education program for MWA
. Photo of Courtney Spousta
Originally from Michigan, Courtney
has spent the last fifteen years in the Northwest working in museums and at the University level.After graduating from the University of Michigan with her bachelors in Art History and French, Courtney received her M. A. in Museum Studies from the John F. Kennedy University in Berkley, California where she published her graduate thesis, Culture, Cocktails, Meeting, Mingling: The Phenomenon of Art After Hours Programming, in 2000.
While at the Seattle Art Museum Courtney worked as the Program and Audience Research Coordinator for the museum's Thursday After Hours Program.As coordinator she managed all components including marketing and advertisement.
For over two years Courtney
served as Curator of Education for the Maryhill Museum of Art
in Goldendale, Washington.At Maryhill, Courtney developed and implemented a monthly family program, First Sundays and a successful pilot program aimed at 5th graders. Courtney has a special interest in diverse community outreach, previously involving Latino and Native American Tribal communities while working at Maryhill Museum of Art.