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Erika Sanger

About Erika Sanger

Erika Sanger became Executive Director of the Museum Association of New York in August of 2016. Her 30 years of experience in museums and the arts includes positions at the Albany Institute of History & Art, the International Center of Photography, The Jewish Museum, The New-York Historical Society, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, as well as the Asheville Art Museum and Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. She received a BFA from Clark University, Worcester, MA and an MA from New York University's Steinhardt School. She strives for balance by keeping her hands in clay and the floorboards together in the 200 year-old farmhouse she shares with her husband and two black labs.

MANY’s Erika Sanger: Advocate For Museum Funding


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Over the past hundred days, I have read with boundless admiration the passionate letters, emails, and social media posts that you have shared in support of the NEA, NEH, and IMLS. From the largest museums in New York City, to the smallest historical societies in the Finger Lakes, you are ALL speaking up, advocating for the importance of museums and, indeed, to quote Congressman John Lewis, making “good trouble.” Continue reading