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During her time at the Gibbes, Amanda has assumed a variety of roles across different departments.

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Staff Spotlight: Amanda Breen

How long have you been at the Gibbes? Almost 6 years! Describe your role here at the Museum. My main role is to assist the curatorial department with the behind-the-scenes details of special exhibition rotations and help care for and research the permanent collection of art at the Gibbes. This could include researching specific works […]

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Heartbreak & Hope: An Immersive Experience

The team of Gibbes Museum Educators often has the opportunity to create an “Engaged Learning Experience” for Engaging Creative Minds, a non-profit that pairs teachers and their wants/needs with art educators and institutions to provide a unique art-based experience for students. Teachers may request programs for a specific educational standard (or two!) in the subjects […]

Courtney Soler and her children enjoy the Guggenheim Collection at the Gibbes.

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Staff Spotlight: Courtney Soler

In honor of annual budgets being due this week, our Staff Spotlight series features Courtney Soler, the Director of Finance and Administration! How long have you been at the Gibbes? I’ve been with the Gibbes since July 2016. Describe your role here at the museum in a few sentences. As the Director of Finance and […]

Jennifer Ross, Director of Development

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Staff Spotlight: Jen Ross

This week in our Staff Spotlight, we are featuring Jen Ross, the Director of Development at the Gibbes! How long have you been at the Gibbes? I began working at the Gibbes in August of 2011 as a part-time grants writer. With the start of the capital campaign and fundraising for the renovation project I […]

Prior to the re-opening of the Museum, Erin had the opportunity to create all-new Museum signage.

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Staff Spotlight: Erin Banks

Next up in the Staff Spotlight blog series is the Gibbes Creative Director, Erin Banks! Name: Erin Banks Title: Creative Director How long have you been at the Gibbes? Four and a half years! This is actually my third official blog entry for the Gibbes. I wrote my first blog as a newcomer to the […]


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2018 Staff Resolutions: Here We Go!

For the past several years, we’ve checked in with staff to ask about their goals for the coming year. It’s always fun to hear the sincere and the tongue-in-cheek responses to this annual ritual, and rewarding to look back at the past year and see all that we have accomplished. We were able to achieve […]

Chaz and Curator of Exhibitions, Pam Wall, prepare for the annual Street Party fundraiser.

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Staff Spotlight: Chaz Butler

Name: Chaz Butler Title: Special Events Assistant How long have you been at the Gibbes? I started at the Gibbes in July of 2016. Describe your role here at the museum in a few sentences. When you work at a non-profit, you are bound to wear multiple hats. The Gibbes is no different in that […]

Becca, along with Curator of Exhibitions Pam Wall and Director of Programs & Digital Engagement Lasley Steever, explores her favorite piece currently on view, Betwixt & Between by Patrick Dougherty.

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Staff Spotlight: Becca Hiester

Name: Becca Hiester Title: Associate Curator of Education How long have you been at the Gibbes? I’ve been working here for 3 years, but I volunteered for 5 years before that. Describe your role here at the museum in a few sentences. I’ve been the Associate Curator of Education since September of this year and […]

Megan Hoffman amidst membership renewal reminders

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Staff Spotlight: Megan Hoffman

Get to know the staff of the Gibbes! Each month, we will be posting a couple of “Staff Spotlight” stories to help you become better acquainted with the Gibbes Museum of Art team of employees. First up, we have Megan Hoffman! Name: Megan Hoffman Title: Development and Visitor Services Assistant How long have you been […]


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Gibbes Archives House A Delightful Surprise

This summer, I have been interning with the Curatorial and Collections departments as part of a long-standing partnership between the University of Virginia’s Institute for Public History and the Gibbes Museum. As a rising fourth year Art History major hoping to pursue a career in museums, I was excited by the opportunity to engage directly […]