Karen Crews Hendon joins LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes as Senior Curator, bringing more than 15 years working as a museum professional with significant experience as a curator and educator in California institutions, private collections, and universities. Karen will lead the curatorial team to conceive, implement, and oversee ambitious exhibition programs for permanent and temporary exhibitions
Having served as Interim Gallery Director and Adjunct Faculty for Museum Studies at CSU Fullerton, Curatorial Advisor to the MAW Collection of Mexican and pre-Columbian Art, Chief Curator of the Monterey Museum of Art, and Associate Curator at the American Museum of Ceramic Art, she brings a unique perspective in art and culture to LA Plaza.
Hendon completed her Masters in Fine Art degree from CSU Fullerton with a specialization in Exhibition Design and Curatorial Studies. She attended the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Jalisco, México and CSU Long Beach for her undergraduate degrees in Foreign Language, Studio Art, and Music Performance.
Throughout her professional career she has organized a wide spectrum of exhibition projects and educational programs that focused on interactive participation, revitalized institutional awareness, cultivated new audiences, and initiated partnerships for the benefit of the community.
Photograph courtesy of Larry Nordwick, Creative Images Photography