Virginia Anne Sharber
Director, Hunter Museum of American Art
The success of the Hunter Museum depends on the relationships we develop with visitors, members, and supporters. Modeling best practices, we regularly gather quantitative and qualitative data from a range of sources to ensure that we’re serving the widest audience and being responsive to our changing community. Consistent delivery of engaging experiences, punctuated with something singular from time to time, helps us to be successful. We enjoyed tremendous success in 2015 with the special Monet & American Impressionism exhibition where we welcomed an attendance increase of 128 percent above projections and experienced a membership increase of over 135 percent.