Placed Leaders

Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick

Deputy Director of Public Engagement and Learning

Chrysler Museum of Art

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We partnered with the Chrysler Museum of Art to recruit for its Deputy Director of Public Engagement and Learning role.

The Chrysler Museum of Art is one of America’s most distinguished mid-sized art museums, with a nationally recognized collection of more than 30,000 objects, including one of the great glass collections in America. The core of the Chrysler’s collection comes from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., an avid art collector who donated thousands of objects from his private collection to the Museum. The Museum has growing collections in many areas and mounts an ambitious schedule of visiting exhibitions and educational programs each season. The Chrysler has also been recognized nationally for its unique commitment to hospitality with its innovative gallery host program.

The search resulted in the appointment of Stacey Shelnut-Hendrick to the role.

Shelnut-Hendrick was selected to oversee the Museum’s education department and robust docent program. She will also help develop and implement strategies to reach the needs and interests of the Museum’s diverse community through a range of cohesive public programming and community-based initiatives. Shelnut-Hendrick will serve as part of the Executive Director’s Senior Leadership Team and participate in the shaping of the strategic vision of the Museum.

Shelnut-Hendrick brings to the Chrysler Museum more than 30 years of museum experience with an emphasis in education, strategic planning and community engagement, which will be particularly advantageous as the Museum looks to increase educational impact and community-focused initiatives. Holding key positions at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Studio Museum in Harlem and as Executive Director of the Star-Spangled Banner Museum, Shelnut-Hendrick is committed to expanding museum audiences and ensuring relevance and value within and throughout the community.

Most recently, Shelnut-Hendrick was the Director of Education at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, CA, where she was the architect of an array of programs that served over 60,000 people per year, from school and teacher services to public programs and studio classes, and more. Additionally, she forged innovative and sustainable programming through a series of successful grant acquisitions and built, broadened, and fostered relationships within the community. She has received numerous awards and honors, is a published author and has consulted or served as a national advisor for a variety of museums.