Join RISD Museum colleagues, Mariani Lefas-Tetenes, Assistant Director, School and Teacher Programs, and Deborah Clemons, Assistant Director, Public and Academic Programs, as they reflect on creating digital spaces for learning and sharing with a range of adult and K-12 audiences.
Deborah Clemons, Assistant Director of Public and Academic Programs at the RISD Museum, develops opportunities for adult learning, artist engagement, and collegiate exchange that emphasize multiple perspectives, accessibility and inclusivity. Through research and experimentation, she designs programs that support cross-cultural dialogues and free expression. A member of the Museum’s Education Department for over 20 years, she holds a BS in Legal Studies from Roger Williams University, and serves on the board of Gallery Night Providence, a non-profit arts organization providing access to visual arts.
Mariani Lefas-Tetenes is Assistant Director of School and Teacher Programs at the RISD Museum where she coordinates and develops K-12 student and teacher experiences through visits, partnerships and collaborations, professional development and curricular resources. She has taught art history at City University of New York and worked in education, curatorial, conservation, and editorial capacities at The Jewish Museum, The Grey Art Gallery at New York University, and the New-York Historical Society.