Contact Education and Interpretation
Jennifer Foley leads the Interpretation team, focusing on interpretation of the museum's collection in the galleries, through public programming, and the creation of interpretive content for the museum's new iPad app, ArtLens. She came to the CMA in July 2012 after five years as an educator at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia. She holds a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian art history from Cornell University.
Karen manages all of the organizational aspects of the extensive Education Art Collection which includes record keeping, object moving, and informational research. She uses skills developed as founding Executive Director of Berea Arts Fest, Executive Assistant for Southwest Arts Partnership, Art To Go and Highlights docent, and PTA volunteer.
Karen manages the Art to Go, Art Cart, and Coffee with a Curator programs and works with partner institutions in the community to provide adult continuing education experiences at the museum. Karen has been at CMA since 1998 and holds a Master’s degree in museum education and an undergraduate degree in art and art history.
Kate works with learners of all ages beginning with the very youngest students. Kate also works to develop new family programs based on our collection and special exhibitions. Her background is in both studio art and art history. She received her J.D. from Case Western Reserve University, where she teaches "Law and the Visual Arts."
Kevin is the person behind the scenes during the Distance Learning broadcasts. In addition to producing, Kevin can be found teaching K–6 DL lessons. When he's not performing DL duties, Kevin also constructs and edits videos for the iPad tours. He has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Baldwin-Wallace Univesity and a minor in Broadcast Communications.
Liz develops and leads a wide variety of programming for preschool teachers, students, and families. She came to CMA in 2010 from the Fralin Museum of Art at the University of Virginia and holds a degree in English from Baldwin Wallace University (formerly Baldwin-Wallace College).
Lori manages content development for mobile interpretation of the permanent collection galleries. She holds a Master's degree in Art History and Museum Studies from the CMA-CWRU Joint Program as well as undergraduate degrees in Art History and Classics.
Patty researches artworks for Gallery One and works with students and the Gallery Host volunteer program. She comes to us from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and holds a Master's degree in American Material Culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware.
Ralph prepares art suitcases for presentations and delivers them to different schools and community organizations. He works with the docents to make sure the art is handled properly by the public and then safely returns the objects to the museum. He comes to us from the Pappy Mann School of Driving, taught for 31 years in the Cleveland Heights Schools, and also holds a Master's degree from Kent State in Early Childhood Education.
Seema Rao leads the team of educators offering engaging studio experiences, developing interpretive content for new media, and teen programs. With more than a decade of museum experience, Seema holds a Master's degree in South Asian Studies from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a Master's degree in Art History from Case Western Reserve University.