Milwaukee Newspaper Profiles Museum Director Sarah Stauder '99

Milwaukee Newspaper Profiles Museum Director Sarah Stauder '99

May 19, 2007

Sarah Stauder HS.jpgMay 19, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "Sarah Stauder doesn't fit the museum director archetype of mousy docents," begins a story on the 1999 DePauw University graduate in this week's edition of Milwaukee's mke. "Tall, blond and athletic, Stauder, who turned 30 in January, is probably the youngest executive director the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Art Museums have ever had." (photo: C. Taylor/mke)

The weekly newspaper's Lilledeshan Bose writes, "You can't knock her in terms of experience, though. Stauder has worked for the Charles Allis/Villa Terrace Art Museums since 1998, when she studied art history at DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind." 

Sarah (Haberstroh) Stauder was named executive director of the Charles Allis and Villa Terrace art museums in December 2005. "Working in a small museum, you get to do everything, and everyone's involved," Stauder tells the publication. She was previously manager of exhibitions and collections.

Sarah Stauder 99.jpg"Intensely passionate about the museums, Stauder says she leaves the paintings to artists," reports mke. "In fact, she remembers the exact moment she decided she wanted to work with art for a living. 'I was probably 10, in art class for summer,' she said. She particularly enjoyed a book about Monet, so she asked her parents if there were people who studied art but didn't create it. 'My dad said, 'Oh, yeah,' so it's probably his fault,' Stauder said. She also credits her parents with exposing her to many historic houses and museums, adding, 'I watched This Old House as a child, and I always enjoyed it."

Access the complete story at the newspaper's Web site.

Learn more about Sarah Stauder, who majored in art history at DePauw, in this previous article.