The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut, has named Anne Butler Rice the next Georgette Auerbach Koopman Director of Education, a role in which Rice will be heading public and community programs, educational programs, and visitor services.
Rice joined the Wadsworth Atheneum in 2005 as associate museum educator for adult audiences. She has since served as associate museum educator for public programs and later public programs manager. As manager, Rice worked to obtain substantial grants for the museum’s newly renovated European art galleries. Since last fall, Rice has served as the museum’s interim director of education.
Prior to her time at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Rice held educational positions at the Brooklyn Museum, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cathedral and Treasury of St. Mary in Aachen, Germany, and at Brandeis University.