Linda Steigleder, Executive Director
Initiatives during Steigleder's tenure (beginning January 2008) have included construction of The Bascom's new six acre, six building campus, improvements to educational programs and exhibitions, and capital campaign fundraising.
brings credentials as an art historian, fund development professional, and historic site administrator.
Growing up in Virginia her
interests focused on landscape design, math and economics, but "one look at a Paul Cezanne painting at the National Gallery
in Washington, DC, turned all that on end".
Her art history master's and bachelor's degrees are from Syracuse University and The College of William and Mary.
training includes studies with curators of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
Prior to The Bascom, she was director and CEO of Hill-Stead Museum in Farmington, CT, a 152-acre estate with a premier French Impressionist paintings collection and formal gardens and earlier she was assistant director of Storm King Art Center, America's premier outdoor sculpture museum.