Hunterdon Art Museum

Address

7 Lower Center Street
Clinton, NJ 08809
County: Hunterdon
www.hunterdonartmuseum.org

Contact

Ms. Marjorie F. Nathanson

Grant Amount

$50,000

Program Area

Arts

Focus

Grant Details

For general support of the Hunterdon Art Museum's exhibitions of contemporary art, craft and design, and education and community outreach programs.

Organization Background

Mission: The Hunterdon Art Museum connects people to contemporary art, craft, and design in ways that educate, challenge, and inspire.

History: Located in downtown Clinton on the banks of the South Branch of the Raritan River in a nineteenth century mill, the Hunterdon Art Museum was founded in 1952 by a group of local citizens. Originally called the Hunterdon County Art Center, the organization has always played a vital role in the community not only as a provider of art programs, but also as a scenic attraction. The mill was placed on the National Historic Register in 1982 and in that same decade renovations made the building fully ADA compliant. In 1998 it became the Hunterdon Museum of Art and later the Hunterdon Art Museum.

Key Personnel: Marjorie Nathanson has been Executive Director for seventeen years. She holds an M.A. in art history from Columbia University. Previous experience includes eight years on the curatorial staff of the Museum of Modern Art. She is on the Executive Committee of ArtPride, on the Board of the Clinton Guild (a group of local business owners), and on Hunterdon County's Tourism Committee. Jennifer Brazel, the Museum's Director of Education, holds an M.A. in art history from the American International University, London. She previously held a position in the Zimmerli Museum's Education Department. Rosemary Maravetz, the Museum's Exhibitions Coordinator, has extensive collections management and conservation experience. She holds a B.A. in art history from Rutgers University and a Certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers. Renee Ebert is the Museum's Development Director with a Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Literature and Philosophy from Georgetown University. She holds a Masters Public Health Degree from UCLA with over fifteen years experience in philanthropy and fundraising. At UCLA she focused on healthcare education for women in developing countries of the Middle East. Ms. Ebert received a certificate in Planned Giving at the School for Fundraising at Indiana-Purdue University and has managed major donor and capital campaigns.

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