Dr. Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro 37 Director of the Davis Museum
at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, has appointed Arthurina Fears as the Manager of Museum Education and Programs. In this position, Fears will develop and plan a wide range of programs that enrich and expand the educational mission of the institution. These programs include events, artist talks and scholarly lectures, panel discussions, screenings, symposia, and Family Days. Fears assumed the role on February 1, 2017.
With Arthurinas arrival, we are excited to develop new ways to engage our audiences, on-campus and beyond, through innovative programming, said Lisa Fischman. Her experience combined with the upcoming exhibitions at the Davis will make for some incredible experiences for audiences of all interests.
Fears comes to the Davis Museum from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, where she most recently held the position of Manager of Museum Education Programs. At the Schnitzer, she designed and implemented creative and dynamic programs to help visitors from campus as well as the surrounding communities engage with temporary exhibitions and permanent installations. She has been particularly committed to developing programs that celebrate the multiculturalism of the region, having pioneered a bilingual/ESL Spanish/English art appreciation program as well as organizing the first Lunar New Year celebrations at the Schnitzer. Fears is interested in the connections between art and wellness in the museum context, and plans to integrate this into future programming at the Davis. Fears holds a Masters Degree in Art Education from Boston University and a Graduate Certificate in Art History from Southern Illinois University.