“It’s fantastic to be a part of an organization that brings joy to so many people.”
Maureen Belden has served as GAC Executive Director since 2013. Prior to that she was Program Administrator and Expo Coordinator, then Program Director, since 2005. She oversees all mission-focused initiatives, including the school, gallery, community outreach programs, and stewards fundraising to support operations and organizational expansion. She holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, and a BA from the University of Michigan. She has served as Director of the Historical Society of Newburgh Bay & the Highlands, Curator at Storm King Art Center, as well as in curatorial positions at the St. Louis Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art. She lives in Guilford with her husband and daughter. She is a longtime member of the Guilford Library Board of Directors, presently serving as President, and a past board member and president of the Guilford Fund for Education.