Museum Professionals Panel

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Four museum professionals from the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, the Mennello Museum of American Art, and the Orlando Museum of Art will share their work experiences and career path. The panel will be followed by Q & A session.

Where: Nicholson School of Communication and Media (NSC), Room 101

When: Tuesday, Feb. 25 from 10:30-11:45 a.m.

This event is sponsored by "What's Next" Quality Enhancement Program Grant

About the panelists:
Gisela Carbonell is curator at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College,Winter Park, Florida. Carbonell received her Ph.D. in art history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, an MA in art history at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a BA in political science from the University of Puerto Rico. She was also an associate professor of art history and humanities at the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, a curatorial assistant at the Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois, and a lecturer in art history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Director of Curatorial Affairs at Artis—Naples, The Baker Museum.

David Matteson is the Associate Curator of Education and Outreach at the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA), where he develops and facilitates programs for diverse audiences of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. A trained printmaker and book artist, David uses his knowledge of studio practice to advocate for working artists both at OMA and within the local community. Outside of his work at the Museum, David has served on the boards of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and the Acquisition Trust, the collecting circle responsible for the purchase of contemporary art for OMA, and he is currently the Vice President of the LGBTQ History Museum of Central Florida. In 2019, David was a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar who participated in the institute “Museums: Humanities in the Public Sphere” in Washington, D.C. David holds a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art and English and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Rollins College. He is currently completing his doctoral coursework in the Texts and Technology program at the University of Central Florida, where his research broadly focuses on digital curation, public history, and museum education.

Katherine Page is a curator and educator interested in artistic production at the space where complex thoughts and philosophies are made tangible, visible, and dialogic often in relation to artists exploration of identity and lived experience. She holds dual Bachelor of Arts Degrees from the University of South Florida, Tampa in Art History and Anthropology in addition to a Master of Arts Degree in Anthropology from the University of Central Florida, Orlando. Page has an established understanding and appreciation for art, cultural diversity, education, and community outreach all of which inform her ambitious tasks curating special exhibitions as well as leading art educational initiatives at The Mennello Museum of American Art.

Arielle-Christine Study holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Central Florida. Ms. Study is the Development Officer at the Orlando Museum of Art where she is responsible for strategically driving all aspects of the development office to meet and exceed fundraising goals. Her focus is on philanthropic advancement for the institution. Additionally, Ms. Study is an active artist who participates in local exhibitions and artist events. Ms. Study is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Young Professionals of Winter Park. She currently continues her education at Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. Ms. Study volunteers for local organizations such as Runway to Hope and serves as a board member for the University of Central Florida College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Chapter.

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