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Sarah Stauder '99 Appointed Executive Director of Rochester Art Center

December 11, 2007

Sarah Stauder FP.jpgDecember 11, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Sarah Stauder, a Milwaukee native with youthful enthusiasm about art, was selected from a national pool of candidates as the new executive director of the Rochester Art Center," reports today's Post-Bulletin of Rochester, Minnesota. Sarah (Haberstroh) Stauder is a 1999 graduate of DePauw University, where -- as the newspaper points out -- she majored in art history.

Christina Killion Valdez writes, "Stauder comes to Rochester with both curatorial and administrative experience from The Charles Allis and Villa Terrace Art Museums, two historic homes with art collections in Milwaukee. As executive director there she organized the museums' first juried, survey of contemporary Wisconsin art in 2005. In May, Stauder, 30, was profiled in mke, a Milwaukee-based magazine, as one of the youngest executive directors at the historic museumsEmison Museum Snow December 2005.jpg in Milwaukee. She was credited as reaching out to younger generations by establishing Allis After Hours, with concerts at the museums, and partnering with elementary schools for Villa Terrace's educational programming."

Stauder, who begins her new job January 10, tells the Post-Bulletin, "I'm really looking forward to trying to communicate to Rochester and beyond that the Rochester Art Center is a critical resource to the community, region and state."

Read the complete text at the newspaper's Web site.

Learn more about Sarah Stauder in this previous story.

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