FIELDING STAR ALUMNI ALERT: Catalina Museum for Art and History announces Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., as the museum’s new Executive Director. 

Prior to joining the museum, Dr. Bergman served as the Executive Director of UCR ARTS, the University of California, Riverside’s internationally recognized arts center.

Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D., appointed Executive Director of Catalina Museum for Art and History

Fielding Alum Sheila Bergman, Ph.D.

Growing up in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Bergman has a long history of visiting Catalina Island with family and friends. Her family’s connection to the island was further strengthened when her daughter was married at Descanso Beach. She is also passionate about sea kayaking and looks forward to exploring the many coves and beaches around the island.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Catalina Museum for Art & History and look forward to working with the Museum’s dedicated board and its talented staff to accomplish remarkable things together,” said Bergman. “Thanks to the strategic work by the previous director, the Catalina Museum has a solid foundation to build upon, so we can confidently move forward with its next chapter of innovation, engagement, and growth.”

Dr. Bergman holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Development from Fielding, where she researched curatorial practices in contemporary art museums. She holds a Master of Arts from Fielding Graduate University, a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State University, a Certificate from Stanford University for non-profit art leaders, and a BA in Fine Arts/Theater Arts from Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles.

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