Sierra Van Ryck deGroot — ars moriendi

the individual.

Sierra Van Ryck deGroot is doing the best she can.

Born off of Exit 148 and raised off of Exit 114, she is a staunch supporter of the existence of Central Jersey.

She has a BA in Art, Design, and Interactive Media; Fine Art; and Art History from Seton Hall University. Sierra also has a MSEd in Museum Education with a specialization in Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education.

She currently works for Museum Hue as the Deputy Director.

Sierra serves as a board member of ArtTable and the New Jersey Association of Museums (NJAM). She was previously on the National Emerging Museum Professionals Network (NEMPN) board as a Co-President (1/2 of the former Sierras Leadership team).

In her free time, Sierra enjoys visiting museums, reading, eating good food with good company, and craft beers.

You can find her having a lot to say on Twitter as @sierra_vrd or occasionally posting on Instagram as @sierragoesthere.

the work.

👩🏾‍💻Currently Working as

Deputy Director of Museum Hue

📍️Previously Seen As

Assistant Director of Education
Poster House | December 2020 - June 2022

Education Programs Manager
Poster House | October 2019 - December 2020

Education Assistant
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum | July 2018 - October 2019

Program Assistant
Cool Culture | June 2017 - June 2018

💡️ Can Also Be Found Doing

Board Member | ArtTable | July 2023 - present

Board Member | New Jersey Association of Museums (NJAM) | June 2022 - present

Grants Reviewer | New Jersey Council of Humanities | March 2022 - present

Grants Reviewer | New York State Council of Arts | August 2021 - present

︎︎︎ Past Sightings

Co-Editor| Viewfinder, NAEA Museum Ed Division | September 2020 - June 2023

Co-President | National Emerging Museum Professionals Network| July 2020 - July 2022

Secretary and Peer Group Liaison | New York City Museum Educators Roundtable | July 2018 - June 2021

︎︎︎Disco Photo by Aleksandr Popov on Unsplash

the passions.

Madonna and Child, Google Meet Screenshot, Imani Parkinson, 2022. 

the writings.

Random Published Thoughts in Print

Wrote a book review in Curator Journal (Fall 2022)

Co-Author of a chapter in Creating Meaningful Museum Experiences for K-12 Audiences: How to Connect with Teachers and Students (October 2021) 

Mentioned in Muse Magazine (Canadian Museums Association) (October 2021)

Quoted in Leadership Matters: Leading Museums in an Age of Discord (August 2019)