Building a Place for History
Gary Garrido Schneider currently serves as the Executive Director of Grounds For Sculpture where he is leading the organization through a complex founder transition and has set a vision to expand its impact as a leader, creative magnet, and vibrant space that invites a diverse public to create, learn, and discover personal meaning in their interactions with art, artists, nature, and one another. Throughout his career he has been committed to cultivating human connections, community building and lifelong learning that can occur through the arts and within museums. For 12 years he held a senior leadership position within the Montclair Art Museum, developing innovative programs, redefining the museums relationship to the community, and expanding and diversifying audience. He has a B.F.A from Parsons School of Design and K-12 Art Education certification through Bank Street College. He is a graduate of the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute and the Teacher Institute in Museum Education (TIME) at the Art Institute of Chicago.