Jennifer Dickinson Named Executive Director of Stark Art and History

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The Stark Foundation is pleased to announce Jennifer Dickinson has been named executive director of Stark Art and History, which includes the Stark Museum of Art and the Eunice R. Benckenstein Library and Archive. Dickinson, who has been with the Stark Museum of Art since 2013, previously served as director of education and most recently, as interim director.

Dickinson holds an associate degree, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from the University of Montevallo in Montevallo, Alabama, and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. She has previously worked for the Old Jail Art Center in Albany, Texas, and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Dickinson joined the Stark Museum of Art staff in 2013 as the educator for studio and family programs and was promoted to director of education in 2015. Dickinson led the education department in developing and implementing innovative and engaging programs for students, teachers, adults, families, and children. She is the recipient of the 2016 Texas Art Education Association “Outstanding Art Educator Award” for the Museum Education Division, and she is a 2022 graduate of Leadership Southeast Texas.

“We are pleased for Jennifer Dickinson to continue the legacy of the outstanding individuals who have led the Stark Art and History venues previously. She will continue the mission of the foundation to encourage and assist education and enrich the quality of life for Southeast Texas,” said Clyde “Tad” McKee, president and chief executive officer of the Stark Foundation. “She has been an asset to the Stark Museum of Art for more than a decade and we are excited for her to lead the museum and The W.H. Stark House into this next phase.”

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