Jacqueline Terrassa has been appointed as the new Education Director for the Universitys David and Alfred Smart Museum of Art. As Education Director, Terrassa will oversee the Smart Museums award-winning education programs for Chicago public school children, and she will expand and administer the museums adult-education initiatives.
Existing programs that Terrassa will continue include Docent for a Day, a sequential, multi-unit, art education program for fifth graders, and MusArts, which combines art and music education in an integrated curriculum for middle- school students.
Terrassas program expansion plans include new initiatives designed for families, general adult audiences and University students.
Terrassa previously served as education director at the Hyde Park Art Center, where she developed school and outreach programs for both youths and adults. In that role, she initiated Partners in Art, a youth mentorship project developed with the Chicago Park District.
Terrassa also worked with artists and educators at Columbia College, Chicago, where she held an administrative position.
She received an M.F.A. through the Universitys Midway Studios program in 1994.