Today, Gaëtane Verna, director of the Power Plant, announced the appointment of Kristine Bowen to the position of curator of education and public programs.
The position is a new one, which Verna stated was developed with “a new focus on education and audience engagement.”
“One of our primary priorities in the years to come,” Verna said in a release, “is to ensure accessible points of entry into our exhibitions and to engage existing and new audiences through a wide range of partnerships and collaborations within Harbourfront Centre and with a variety of institutions in the GTA.”
Bowen’s most recent institutional position was as director of education at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach, California. She has also worked as a gallery teacher at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles and as an art teacher for the New York City Department of Education. In 2008, the graduate of University of California, Berkeley, and New York University was named Pacific Region Art Museum Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.
She is due to commence her duties at the Power Plant on November 5.