Thanks to Kemi Ilesanmi from Creative Capital for her series of engaging interviews and artgoing tips. Up next is Victoria Lichtendorf. Victoria, a museum educator, is a recent transplant from New York to Atlanta. Her work has focused on developing arts access and outreach for local, national, and international students and teachers. During her tenure, beginning in 1999, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, she co-founded and oversaw distance learning and Red Studio, a website for teens. Exploring challenging issues and questions provoked by engaging with modern and contemporary art, Red Studio features filmed conversations with curators and artists, podcasts, and interactives. After leaving MoMA to complete graduate work in Art History at Hunter College, Victoria has enjoyed freelance teaching and writing with both MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2007 she co-authored “Museums Connecting with Teens Online” in The Digital Museum edited by Herminia Din and Phyllis Hecht (Washington D.C.: AAM). She has written numerous educator guides, such as the 2008 Whitney Biennial and Picturing People: Photography in MoMA’s Collection, and had the great pleasure of collaborating with Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith on the children’s book, Seen Art? (MoMA/Viking Press Books, 2004).
An unabashed basketball fan, her hopes for a winning home team were recently dashed when the Clevelend Cavs swept the Hawks. Nevertheless, she remains engrossed in the current playoff season.