MemberAlison Heney, PhD
Vice President of Learning and Public Programs at the Museum of Latin American Art in Long Beach CA.
Education and Outreach Manager at MuseWeb (she/her); Volunteer Program Coordinator; Director of Education at Long Beach Museum of Art and LBMA Downtown.
During her time at LBMA, Alison developed and refined numerous community engagement programs including the award-winning KidsVisions art program designed to serve over 13,000 students per year from the Long Beach Unified School District; Art First specifically geared towards K-4 students; the Sunday Family ArtMaking series funded by the Port of Long Beach, Art Chat, the Mann Elementary School Art Partnership, Teacher Professional Development Workshops; Adult Art Workshops; the Emerging Artist Lecture Series; the robust Docent Program; Millikan High School’s Museum Studies Program; and the tri-annual LBUSD student exhibitions in the Toyota Student Gallery. In addition to this, she co-organized the city of Long Beach’s first “Black Comic Creator Day,” a fruitful collaboration between small local businesses and LBMA’s new Downtown location in celebration of Black artists.
Alison is also a lecturer and online course developer for UC Berkeley Ext. and SUNY Empire. She earned her MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and her PhD from Binghamton University.