Meet the Social Media Team
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is active on a range of social networks; for a list, see Social Media @ American Art. We would love to connect with you!
Bridget manages the Luce Foundation Center where she coordinates artwork replacement, staffing, and programs. She also contributes to the museum’s blog, Eye Level, writing mainly about her love of folk art. In her free time, Bridget visits the pandas at the Zoo, reads fashion blogs, and attempts to bake the most perfect loaf of bread ever.
Gloria is a program assistant in the Luce Foundation Center where she gives tours, researches artwork, and assists with programming. She loves all American art, especially 20th-Century Craft, and is delighted to have a glimpse of the collection from her desk. When not working and admiring the Craft collection Gloria bakes cakes and pies, reads, and watches romantic foreign movies.
Mary works in the Luce Foundation Center and MacMillan Education Center, and gets to create scavenger hunts, give tours, and research artwork for the museum. She puts her studio art background to good use when she leads the weekly Draw and Discover sketching workshop complete with drawing exercises and a group discussion. In her free time she enjoys experimenting with new recipes and playing video games.
Christopher has the great fortune to work on the fourth floor of the American Art Museum in the Lunder Conservation Center. As the Program Coordinator for the center, Chris organizes special programs for the general public, scholarly groups, and museum colleagues in an effort to bolster and convey the work that is done by the museum’s conservators. Chris also gets to work with specialists from other museums and institutions to address and promote topics of interest to conservation groups around the world. When not at the museum, Chris purports to enjoy constructing historical dioramas and collecting stamps.
Jennifer assists the museum’s curators with tasks related to exhibitions, including artist research, catalogue preparation, and overseeing artwork checklists. She also answers public queries about the permanent collection. Jennifer is also pursuing a Masters in Library Science and Special Collections from the University of Illinois. When not working or studying, she loves horseback riding, wine tasting, and playing with her two rescue dogs.
PaikBot is part of the Nam June Paik Archive and was in the 2013 exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary. Currently installed in the Luce Foundation Center, he has a unique view of all our behind-the-scenes activities and is endlessly curious about Paik, video art, and other robots. He tweets about his experiences using the handle @PaikBot, where he enjoys answering questions from visitors, too.
Sara is obsessed with all things digital. She loves the casual conversations and creative sharing that can happen over social media between museum visitors, staff, and art-lovers around the world. When not managing the Media and Technology Office at the museum, she enjoys exloring Washington, D.C. by bike.
Interns in the Media and Technology Office and the Luce Foundation Center for American Art assist with a variety of web and social media activities, including creating content for the Luce Center Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter, and more.