Aug. 21, 2018
Luis Croquer, the Henry and Lois Foster Director and Chief Curator of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, has announced that three new staff members–Anthony DiPietro as Associate Director of Administration and Operations, Kate McBride as Assistant Director of Communications, and Bess Paupeck as Manager of Academic and Public Programs–will be joining the museum.
“I am excited to welcome Anthony, Kate, and Bess to our team at the Rose,” said Croquer upon the announcements. “With the addition of these new staff positions, the museum will have the resources to not only more effectively manage our day-to day operations, but to focus on programming and outreach initiatives in order to increase our visibility both on campus and amongst the many art lovers in Greater Boston.”
About the new staff:
Anthony DiPietro, Associate Director of Administration and Operations, is a New England native, born and raised in Providence, RI. For 14 years he successfully managed mission-driven community organizations that focused on issues of violence, abuse, and income inequality, and held positions as COO at West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation and the Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence in Providence. He was most recently the executive director at Healing Abuse, Working for Change, Inc. in Salem, MA. A resident of Somerset, MA, DiPietro is a graduate of Brown University, and he received an MFA in creative writing from Stony Brook University in 2018.
DiPietro will play a key role working on long term financial planning, as well as implementing systems and controls, developing department budgets, and fulfilling tax-related requirements. He will also manage master operations, the museum’s administrative calendar, and oversee activities related to the building and physical plant and day-to-day oversight of human resources.
Kate McBride, Assistant Director of Communications, joins the Rose from the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) where she was the Social Media and Digital Content Manager. In that role she was instrumental in developing the ICA’s brand voice and expanding museum attendance by creating a robust social media presence, integrating new initiatives, and implementing successful methods of audience engagement. Kate previously worked in business development with Marriott International. Kate is a graduate of New York University with a concentration on modern and contemporary art, women’s studies, and publishing. McBride is a resident of Jamaica Plain, MA.
McBride will oversee the Rose’s outreach efforts across media platforms, as well as serve as content creator and leader of marketing, public relations, and design initiatives, with the goal of dramatically increasing the visibility and foot traffic to the museum.
Bess Paupeck, Manager of Academic and Public Programs, holds an MA in Public Humanities from Brown University, and a BA from George Washington University in American Studies, Fine Art and Art History. Since its founding in 2010, Bess was the Program Manager of Arts @ 29 Garden, Harvard’s first interdisciplinary curricular art-making space. In that role, Paupeck collaborated with faculty, students, and visiting artists to produce a variety of creative and experimental productions and arts related programming. Before joining Harvard, she produced and managed public programs and concerts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She also held similar positions at Boston’s Museum of Science and the Somerville Arts Council. Paupeck is an active resident of Somerville, MA, where she has lived since 2002.
Paupeck will lead the Rose’s academic and community outreach efforts to promote greater engagement with exhibitions on view and access to the permanent collection, to serve the Brandeis community but also for the many students and scholars in the area. Public programming will be an integral part of a larger outreach effort to promote greater awareness and access to the museum’s exhibitions and offerings.
About the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University:
Founded in 1961, The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is among the nation’s premier university museums dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting modern and contemporary art. A center of cultural and intellectual life on campus, the Museum serves as a catalyst for the exchange of ideas: a place of discovery, intersection, and dialogue at the university and within the Greater Boston community. Through its collection, exhibitions, and programs, the Rose works to affirm and advance the values of social justice, freedom of expression, global diversity, and academic excellence that are hallmarks of Brandeis University. Postwar American and international contemporary art are particularly well represented within the Rose’s renowned permanent collection of more than 9,000 objects.