Richard Rinehart, Director
Richard Rinehart is Director of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University. He has served as Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and as curator at New Langton Arts and for the San Jose Arts Commission. He juried for the Rockefeller Foundation, Rhizome.org, and others. Richard has taught courses on art and new media at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute, Bucknell, and elsewhere. He served on the boards of the Berkeley Center for New Media, New Langton Arts, and the Museum Computer Network. He lead the NEA-funded project, “Archiving the Avant-Garde”, to preserve digital art and has co-authored a book with Jon Ippolito for MIT Press on collecting and preserving media culture, “Re-Collection: Art, New Media, & Social Memory” https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/re-collection
Theresa Engelbrecht, Registrar & Exhibition Manager
Theresa Engelbrecht is an exhibition and collection management professional with expertise in 20th century prints and drawings. She has been the Registrar and Exhibition Manager at Bucknell University’s Samek Art Museum since 2018 and was previously a Collections Assistant at Syracuse University Art Museum while earning her Masters in both Art History and Museum Studies. She believes strong collection and exhibition management practices increase access to and engagement with works of art. Outside of work, she serves as the Website Coordinator for the Association of Print Scholars, researches art to add to her own collection of works on paper, and spends time with her husband and two Beagles.
Tiffany Demmon, Public Programs & Outreach Manager
Tiffany Demmon is a museum educator with her Masters in Museum Studies from Texas Tech University. She was previously the Education Program Coordinator at the Museum of Texas Tech University for over five years before becoming the Public Programs & Outreach Manager at the Samek Art Museum in 2019. She currently sits on the board for the Lewisburg Arts Council and is the organization’s Secretary.
Tilton Widro, Preparator & Operations Coordinator
Tilton Widro is the Samek Art Museum’s Operations Coordinator and Preparator. Tilton has worked for various museums including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Albright-Knox Gallery, the National Academy Museum, and the Museum of Biblical Arts. Tilton holds a BFA from SUNY Buffalo, and a MFA from Pratt Institute.
Sarah Hixson, Samek Art Museum Fellow
Sarah Hixson (she/her) is the Museum Fellow for the 2022-23 academic school year. She is an artist, educator, and emerging curator from Selinsgrove, PA. In 2018, she received her B.A. in Art History from Susquehanna University, and her M.A. in Indigenous Studies from the University of Kansas in 2020. She co-founded Gallery Talk, a blog centered on connecting museums and society, and a small art business in 2020. Her scholarly and professional focus lies within the intersections of museum work and social activism, which includes repatriation, decolonization, complicating historical narratives.
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