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Taylor Brose is Utica’s Community Manager, feel free to email him if you have questions. taylor@innovationcollective.co

As Innovation Collective rolls out its three-year program to help every human in Utica discover and build their dreams, we will be hosting a ton of events that you will definitely want to plug into. Here are a few you should put on your calendar:

Fireside Chat: Anna D'Ambrosio

Date: Wed, January 13, 6pm

Location: Virtual Fireside Chat Links Below

Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio is the President and CEO of Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, New York, where she has worked since 1989. In her role, Ms. D’Ambrosio oversees all operations of the multifaceted arts organization, which is set on a 10-acre urban camps with 28 buildings, and has approximately 180 employees and a $12 million budget. Munson-Williams has three divisions: the Museum of Art, School of Art (including PrattMWP College of Art and Design), and Performing Arts program.

Prior to her current position, from 2012 until 2017, Ms. D’Ambrosio served as Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Art at the Institute, and as Curator of Decorative Arts from 1989 to 2012.

Ms. D’Ambrosio is an expert in 19th-century American decorative arts—furniture, silver, glass, ceramics and interiors. She holds a master’s degree from the Cooperstown Graduate Program and has furthered her studies through the Attingham Program in England, the national Victorian Society Summer School, and a Winterthur research fellowship. She received her bachelor’s degree from College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

Ms. D’Ambrosio lectures extensively across the country and has curated numerous exhibitions. Her publications include books, exhibition catalogues, and scholarly articles.

Ms. D’Ambrosio is a member of the American Association of Art Museum Directors and numerous scholarly organizations related to the study of 19th-centurey decorative arts. She lives in New Hartford, NY, with her husband Dr. Paul S. D’Ambrosio, the President and CEO of the Fenimore Art Museum and the Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, NY, and their two daughters.

Fireside Chats are an evening for YOU. We bring out the most innovative entrepreneurs and leaders in the local community to tell their story so that you leave having a stronger connection to the possibilities of your town, and the people who are really pushing the needle forward. This particular fireside chat is going to be of significant importance as we navigate the challenges of COVID, and begin to lean on one another more to keep the community and the regional economy moving forward. Let’s face it, the days of leaving Utica for the more populated urban metropolis are over. 

Come and be part of our amazing night with your community at and enjoy a few drinks – Sponsored by Saranac Brewing

For more information email: taylor@innovationcollective.co

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