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First Name
Cris
Last Name
Scorza
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Education Curator
Department
Curatorial/Education
Institution
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

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Cristina (Cris) Scorza is the Education Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. In this capacity she oversees the development of programs serving the public, 6 –12th grade school groups, higher education students, and community and adult groups. In addition, Cris is responsible for creating interpretative materials that support both MCASD’s permanent collection and exhibitions on view. In her short time at MCASD she inaugurate thoughLAB—a new space for personal reflection and public dialogue surrounding MCASD exhibitions. Prior to her arrival at MCASD, Cris was the Manager of Tours and Family Programs at the New Museum in New York. In this position Cris Scorza developed and established the first Docent Program and organized the first family event at this institution: Family Day with Counter Culture (Summer 2004); which y became the New Museum Block Party serving over 2000 visitors. Prior to her departure Scorza participated in the publication Rethinking Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education, (New Museum 2011). Cris has worked for and collaborate with institutions such as The Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Arts and Design, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and Art in General. To enhance her career Cristina participates in professional development activities that give her the grounds to become a successful leader. Some of these activities include being the Secretary of the New York City Museum Educators Roundtable, NYCMER and participating as program committee member for the Association of Children’s Museums (2006-2007). Cristina was Awarder Diversity Fellow by the Diversity Committee of the American Association Museums, AAM (2006). Earlier in her live Cristina was a contemporary artist in her hometown, Mexico City. She has a BFA from the National School of Visual Arts in Mexico, a BA in Arts Administration and Art History from Baruch College, CUNY and a Masters in Leadership in Museum Education from Bank Street College of Education.

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