Caroline Goeser

Cleveland Museum of Art

Caroline Goeser, the Director of Education and Interpretation, joined the Cleveland Museum of Art in 2009. She reorganized the department in 2012 to focus on two primary goals: 1) invigorating classroom experiences through object-based educational programs for pre-K-16 students and adults, and 2) creating vital experiences with works of art in the galleries through interpretive programs for visitors of all ages, with particular focus on introducing new, interpretive tools in the interactive learning space, Gallery One, and a mobile interpretation project - the Art Lens app - in the permanent collection galleries.

Caroline received her BA cum laude at Carleton College, and her MA and PhD in art history at Rutgers University. Prior to coming to CMA, Caroline was Associate Professor with tenure and Art History Program Coordinator at the University of Houston School of Art. Her book, Picturing the New Negro: Harlem Renaissance Print Culture and Modern Black Identity (2007), received the Vasari Award for best book in art history from the Dallas Museum of Art in 2008. Her research has been supported by a Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowship in American Art and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Emory University.