Member Spotlight:


Sierra Van Ryck DeGroot Education Programs Manager Poster House

Sierra's exposure to the arts began in the womb with the carefully selected playlists of her parents hoping to awaken the creative nature of their child. Since then, she has aspired to be a vet, biomedical illustrator, astronaut, and graphic designer before finding her "just right" match in museum education. 

A proud alumna of Seton Hall University (B.A in Graphic Design, Fine Art and Art History) and Bank Street College of Education (M.S.Ed in Museum Education with a specialization in Childhood Education), Sierra explores the intersections of art, design, history, and play in her work as the Education Programs Manager at Poster House. You can often find her covered in glue and some form of marker, paint or glitter, surrounded by children or in a gallery, in the midst of a tableau. 

She is the current Secretary and Peer Group Liaison for the NYCMER Board.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Exhibitions and Interpretation + Museums and International Understanding + Social Justice Peer Group Meeting

Where: New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY

When:1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During Climate Week NYC, join colleagues from the Social Justice and International Understanding Peer Groups to explore the intersection of the arts and environmental justice.


Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 1 – 4 pm

Location: New York Botanical Garden

RSVP: Tori Lewis,

At 1 pm, explore and discuss the exhibition Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx. Burle Marx was a pioneering landscape architect, artist, and activist who spoke out against rain forest destruction in the 1960s and 70s. How should we approach thorny—and sadly timely—political and environmental issues in our exhibits and interpretation?


Stick around for the Climate Change Arts Exchange from 2 to 4. In this lively, multidisciplinary program, performing arts groups will debut new works related to climate change.

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