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The Weatherspoon Team

JULIETTE BIANCO

Anne and Ben Cone Memorial Endowed Director
Juliette joined the Weatherspoon Art Museum staff in September 2020. As museum director, Juliette sets the strategic, collaborative, and academic leadership and vision for the museum as a core learning resource for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the community. Prior to arriving at UNCG, she served for 25 years at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College. Juliette’s scholarly interests focus on transformational leadership in higher education, and on university museums as hubs of innovative teaching and learning; creative partnerships; and the benefits of a diverse and inclusive museum community. She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions and has published on art and museum practice. She is a graduate of Dartmouth and holds a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and an EdD from Northeastern University. Juliette received a 2019 New England Museum Association (NEMA) Excellence Award and is a member of the Board of the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries (AAMG).
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SHANE CARRICO

Preparator
Shane is responsible for the safe installation of exhibitions and care of collections. He has been a preparator at the Weatherspoon Art Museum for the past seven years. Prior to that, he worked at the Greensboro Historical Museum, the Kent State Fashion Museum in Ohio, and the Akron Art Museum in Ohio. Shane received his BFA from Westminster College and his MFA from Kent State University. In his spare time, Shane enjoys watching his kids play soccer.
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KENNY CRANE

Security Officer
Kenny Crane has been a security officer at the Weatherspoon for twenty years. He protects artwork, staff, students, and the public. Prior to his time at the museum, he spent twenty years in textiles in Danville, Virginia. Kenny enjoys interacting with people and meeting people from all over the world in the museum’s galleries. In his spare time, he enjoys working outdoors in the yard.
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ALICE N. CULCLASURE

Assistant Registrar
Alice Culclasure is responsible for managing the museum's database; handling the museum’s rights and reproductions; fielding information requests from students, faculty, and researchers; and coordinating Dillard Sessions which allow classes access to objects not currently on view. Alice joined the museum in May 2015. Previously, Alice worked at the Newark Museum of Art as an assistant preparator and later as the education collections assistant. Alice earned an MA in Museum Professions with a focus in Registration from Seton Hall University, a Certificate in Historic Preservation from Salem College, and a BA in Art History with a Studio Art minor from Wake Forest University. After spending a few years in New Jersey, Alice was happy to return to her hometown of Greensboro where she loves spending time with her family, tending to her ever-growing collection of plants, and reading whenever possible. Alice enjoys digging through the museum's files and is always happy to field research questions that require some extra searching.
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TERRI DOWELL-DENNIS

Associate Curator of Education
Terri joined the WAM staff in 2008. Before coming to WAM she was the curator of education for the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem. Her undergraduate degree in Art Education is from Appalachian State University. She completed her MFA at Clemson University, and a MALS degree from Wake Forest University, where she focused on the subject of religion. Terri continues her long-time studio art practice when she is not working at WAM, spending time with friends and members of her large family who range in age from 93 years to 7 months and maintaining her garden. Terri has always loved art and enjoys sharing it with others.
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RALPH FARMER

Custodian
My job is to keep the building clean and refreshed.
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ANN GRIMALDI

Curator of Education
Ann guides teaching and learning experiences for the Weatherspoon's campus and community audiences. Prior to arriving at WAM in 2001, Ann was the assistant director of education at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. Her background is in inquiry-based teaching and visual literacy with an interest in the arts and medicine. She is a Koru mindfulness facilitator in-training and integrates mindfulness practices around observation and visual awareness in her teaching. She received an MEd from Springfield College and a BA in fine arts from Fairfield University. One of her favorite aspects of her job is working with faculty and volunteer docent educators in making meaningful connections across academic disciplines.
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ANITA GREENSTEIN

Volunteer Coordinator
Anita interviews, trains, and schedules front desk adults and student volunteers and on some events designate the volunteer position. Anita has been volunteering at the Weatherspoon for over three years. Previously, she had been an employee at the Vero Beach Museum of Art as a member services representative for approximately seven years. She served at the Sunrise Theatre in Fort Pierce, Florida as team lead for over ten years, and supervised approximately forty volunteers. Her background is quite varied and she has been a spokesperson for a pharmaceutical company. She was also an administrative assistant of a large mental health practice and a National Certified Massage Therapist. Since relocating to Greensboro, she has volunteered at the North Carolina Folk Festival and The Carolina Theatre. Anita has been focused on providing a welcoming, quality customer service.
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ELAINE D. GUSTAFSON

Curator of Collections
Elaine oversees the development, preservation, publication, interpretation, and presentation of artworks owned by the museum. She has worked at the Weatherspoon for over eleven years and holds a B.A. (summa cum laude) in the History of Art from Wheaton College, an M.A. in the History of Art from Brown University, and has completed coursework toward her doctorate, also at Brown University. Elaine was the director of exhibitions and collections and curator of contemporary art at the Tampa Museum of Art for ten years prior to joining the Weatherspoon’s staff. Other past experiences include positions at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, and the Museum of Art at Rhode Island School of Design. An author of numerous publications, a member of the Association of Academic Museums & Galleries and the Association of Art Museum Curators, and a past board member of the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, Elaine has presented at and juried numerous art competitions and conferences. She taught as an adjunct professor at Auburn University, Troy State University, and presently at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her areas of interest include photography and modern American art. Elaine believes museums should be welcoming places that reflect multiple audiences, celebrate all cultures, and offer various means of entry: programmatically, interpretatively, and experientially. The projects she finds most fulfilling foster personal growth while inspiring visitors to engage with works of art and to think critically about the world in which we live.
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KRISTEN MAGOD

Special Assistant for External Affairs
Kristen works on the Weatherspoon’s board administration, event planning, membership communication, and projects connected to annual giving. She has been part of the Weatherspoon staff for three years. Kristen earned a Journalism degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Masters in Communication Studies from UNC Greensboro. In her free time, she enjoys exploring Greensboro’s hiking and biking trails. Kristen loves working with so many people in the Weatherspoon community from WAM members and volunteers to UNCG staff and students.
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ANGELA MATKINS

Security Officer
Angela provides a safe environment for employees and visitors as well as safeguard the fine art and equipment by walking through the galleries. She has been in the security field for over fifteen years and enjoys helping visitors and her co-workers any way she can. In her spare time she enjoys watching a good movie at home. Nothing like some popcorn and a good movie to relax! A healthy work environment is her motivation to do a good job.
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VALERIE MCCONNELL

Business Coordinator
Valerie McConnell has been the museum’s Business Services Coordinator, since 2015. She ensures the process for the administrative, operational, and financial management of the museum. She interfaces with internal departments, external vendors, the museum’s boards, and the UNCG Excellence Foundation. She has more than twenty-five years of financial management experience across various industries. Prior to joining the museum, she worked at Georgetown University, Clinical Research Operations, as a Clinical Trials Invoicing Coordinator. She also worked several years at Thompson, Cobb, Bazilio, and Associates in the Business Consulting division. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, and enjoys gardening and traveling.
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LORING MORTENSEN

PR + Communications Officer
Loring handles the museum’s marketing and communications, including publicity, website, advertising, photography, graphic design, publications, and strategic messaging. Loring has been working at the Weatherspoon for fifteen years. Prior to that, he had his own PR and marketing firm, worked in magazine publishing, commercial photography, and communications in the aerospace field. Loring graduated from Elmira College with a B.A. in English (concentrating in Medieval Literature), with a minor in Business Management. He also attended Guilford College where he studied English, business, and photography. Loring enjoys cooking, photography, illustration, product design, and tinkering with a future book series.
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EMILY STAMEY

Curator of Exhibitions
Emily organizes original and traveling shows for the Weatherspoon. Emily has been with the Weatherspoon for five years. Before arriving in Greensboro, she worked at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas. Emily holds a Ph.D. and an MA in art history from the University of Kansas and a BA from Grinnell College. Her recent projects at the Weatherspoon include Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World and To the Hoop: Basketball and Contemporary Art. When she's not at the museum, Emily loves reading contemporary fiction, going to yoga classes, and spending time with her family. She's passionate about sparking connections and conversations through the art that she curates and is energized by being a part of the university.
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SARAH KATHRYN SULLIVAN

Director of Development
Sarah Kathryn has served as director of development for the Weatherspoon Art Museum for the past three years. Previously, she worked for seven years with UNCG’s Annual Giving Office and the Office of Alumni Engagement. Prior to UNCG, Sarah Kathryn worked at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Donor Relations, preparing and delivering endowment reports. She has a degree in public relations with a focus on non-profit organizations from Appalachian State University. She is a native of Greensboro.
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SUSAN TAAFFE

Preparator
As Preparator, Susan’s role is hands-on, preparing artwork for exhibitions, storage, and shipping, as well as installing exhibitions to meet the curators’ vision. She appreciates the Weatherspoon’s role in promoting personal, artistic, and intellectual growth that builds community. That, along with days filled with artwork, artists, collaboration, hand tools, scaffolding, lifts, and ever-changing materials, in the learning and growing atmosphere of her alma mater, has kept Susan an enthusiastic member of the WAM staff since 1996. When not at work, Susan regularly volunteers her energy to local and city-wide organizations dedicated to improving the quality of life of Greensboro’s citizens.
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KIM TERBUSH

Registrar
Kimberly Terbush manages all aspects of collecting and caring for art. She has worked at the Weatherspoon for five years. Prior to that, Kim spent twenty years working in the field in many major museums on the east coast. Kim attended art school at Virginia Commonwealth University where she received her BFA, and she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York where she received her Masters in Museum Studies with a specialty in historic costumes and textiles. Kim sees herself as a steward for the art, which the museum holds in public trust for all to see and enjoy.
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BRAD YOUNG

Chief of Security
Brad oversees the museum’s security department and student gallery greeters. He also works on the museum’s event team. Brad has been working at the museum for nine years. Before that, he worked at Guilford College as the public safety supervisor for seven years. While at Guilford he was selected as Public Safety Officer of the Year twice and was the recipient of the Dick Dyer Hearts and Hand award for outstanding work in the Guilford community. Brad loves working at the museum and enjoys working to ensure the whole community has a fun and safe environment to come in to view the artwork on display.
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WAM Student Team

BRANDON ALLOWAY

UNCG, Major: Anthropology

ANNA ABHAU ELLIOTT

UNCG MFA Candidate, Studio Arts, 2022

MARINIQUE WARD

UNCG, Major: Social Work

BILLY DEE

UNCG MFA Candidate, Studio Arts, 2021

KAMRYN MCLEAN

UNCG, Major: Kinesiology

RIVER WALLS

UNCG, Major: Arts Administration, Concentration in Museum Studies; Minor: Art History; Minor: Interdisciplinary Arts & Social Practice

NAJAH YOUNG FARRINGTON

UNCG, Third-year Architecture.
WAM Gallery Greeter

CHRISTOPHER FOWLER

UNCG, Major: Art Administration

AMANDA KRAHL

UNCG, Major: History, Secondary Eduation; Minor: Classical Studies

HANNAH GINN

UNCG, Major: Social Work

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Weatherspoon Art Museum
UNC Greensboro
Corner of Spring Garden + Tate Streets
Greensboro, NC 27402
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