There's a new face in Philbrick Hall at Central this week - Michael R. has joined the team to be the After School Leader in the Teen Center.
Michael graduated from Vassar College in 2011, with a major in Art History and a minor in Urban Studies. At Vassar, he worked at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, developing and teaching outreach art programming for students at Poughkeepsie Middle School. Through this experience, Michael became interested in the ways public institutions can engage their communities with innovative, exciting, and relevant programming.
Since graduation, he has worked at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Brooklyn Museum, and currently works at both the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Free Library. As an artist and educator, Michael is interested in questioning the way we understand ourselves and those around us.
Outside of his professional life, Michael enjoys baking cupcakes, exploring new cities, and going to museums as frequently as possible.
Drop by and get to know him!
Free Library staff,