Lisa Hatchadoorian, CEO/Executive Director
Start Date: 2014
Hatchadoorian holds an M.A. from the Center of Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Virginia where she earned a B.A. in Art History and Music. In her role as Urbana public arts coordinator, Hatchadoorian worked with area businesses, schools, community members and artists to develop a vibrant public arts program. She also spearheaded marketing, fundraising and development initiatives for the city's public arts program.
During her tenure at the Nicolaysen Art Museum, Hatchadoorian performed all curatorial duties for 8 galleries including educational programming and long-term visioning for the museum. She developed strong relationships with artists from the Rocky Mountain region as well as forging collaborative community connections. She also helped to organize a diverse range of events including art auctions, festivals and annual galas.
"I am deeply honored to have been selected as executive director of the Fort Collins Museum of Art. It will be very exciting to be part of the thriving arts scene in northern Colorado.," said Hatchadoorian.
Already familiar with the Fort Collins Museum of Art, Hatchadoorian remarked, "FCMOA is an institution that I know well from my years in Wyoming. I always looked forward to visiting the museum because of the exhibitions and artists that I saw there. I love the fact that the museum is in an historic, former post office as I like the repurposing of older buildings for artistic ends as well as seeing art in spaces that are not necessarily pristine- spaces that have some history to them."
"I see FCMOA as being integral to the artistic life and health of Fort Collins as well as the Front Range. I would like the museum to be a must-see stop for the community, for people moving through Northern Colorado, and for tourists coming to the west to explore. As the new executive director, I look forward to working with the board, staff and volunteers to enhance the already excellent program of exhibitions for which the museum is known."
Hatchadoorian's husband, Steven Keim, is also involved in the arts as a theatre director and program coordinator for choral and instrumental concerts at Carnegie Hall.
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