Albany Museum of Art Names New Director of Education and Public Programming

Jan 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Cristin Kirbo

Director of Marketing & Public Relations

(229) 439-8400

ckirbo@albanymuseum.com

 

Albany, GA – The Albany Museum of Art Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Barbi Fisher will serve as the Director of Education and Public Programming.  Fisher comes to the museum with a wealth of experience, including thirty one years of teaching in the Dougherty County School System. Fisher’s passion was ignited as a young girl at the museum, eventually leading to the pursuit of a career in the arts.  

“My earliest memories of art are Sunday afternoons with my Mother "babysitting” the artwork at the old hosiery mill, where she was a charter member of the Southwest Georgia Art Association,” Fisher said. “I took art lessons at the Banks Haley throughout my life and was in a group show there when I was an undergraduate student at the University of Georgia. After Southwest Georgia Art Association became the Albany Museum of Art, I taught classes there and used it as a resource for my high school students.  I am so pleased to now share my years of education experience with the museum and love that it brings my career in the arts full circle.”

 

Fisher will be responsible for developing and managing comprehensive museum-oriented educational and public programming plans (both short and long-term) as well as creating, implementing, and maintaining museum-oriented educational and public programs that reflect the Albany Museum of Art’s mission and that meet the needs of the diverse audience the museum continues to serve.

“We are delighted that Barbi has joined our team at the museum,” Paula Williams, Interim Executive Director of the Albany Museum of Art, said. “She has a distinguished career in the fields of art and education and knows Albany well, having served 31 years as an art educator for the Dougherty County School System and, most recently, as the lead art teacher for DCSS. Barbi has a proven record of success in a diverse student population and will be a tremendous asset to the museum as we move art education forward in our community. We are fortunate to have her.”

The Albany Museum of Art, located in Albany, Georgia, houses an impressive collection that includes 19th and 20th century American and European art as well as a substantial collection of sub-Saharan African art including masks, sculpture, pottery, textiles, and musical instruments.  The Albany Museum of Art is accredited by the American Association of Museums.  The Albany Museum of Art is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM until 5 PM.  Admission is free.

 

For more information about the AMA please visit our website, www.albanymuseum.com or call 229-439-8400.

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