Christina Strassfield, Museum Director/Chief Curator at Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, will be the speaker at the Reboli Center for Art and History’s Third Friday event, May 19 from 6 – 8 PM. Ms. Strassfield’s talk, My Life in Museums, will discuss how her life and career were shaped by art.
Ms. Strassfield joined the staff of Guild Hall in 1987. During her years there she has curated numerous exhibitions and contributed essays for many of the accompanying catalogues. Now as director of Guild Hall, she oversees the overall management of the museum, including acquisitions and collections care. Guild Hall opened its doors in 1931 and since its founding has been a primary cultural center on the East End presenting programs in all aspects of the arts.
Ms. Strassfield received her Masters degree in art history, from Queens College, CUNY; her teaching credentials include Adjunct Associate Professorships at Dowling College and at Southampton College. She has participated widely in symposiums, scholarly talks, and panels. Her personal appearances include News 12, NPR on WLIW, Plum TV, Cablevision, and LTV. She has served on the art board of the LongHouse Foundation and on the executive board of the Long Island Museum Association. She is a member of the prestigious ArtTable, which recognizes leadership roles by women in the arts.