Bonnie's career spans over three decades working in the arts with cultural institutions. She served as Deputy Director for External Affairs at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Vice President for Development for the New York Public Library, Associate Director of The Hudson River Museum and Assistant Curator of Education at the Delaware Art Museum. She works with cultural institutions creating public arts programming, and consults in development and marketing, and strategic planning.
Currently she consults with the Making Waves Academy in Richmond CA developing an arts education and artist residency program resulting in permanent sculptures for the expanded charter school campus.
She works for the National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy as Curatorial and Cultural Consultant for the Visual Arts at Federal Hall in New York City. Her first exhibition in the Rotunda of Federal Hall was A Living Thing/ Mel Ziegler: Flag Exchange 2017.
For her second exhibition in 2018 she mounted Eureka by artist Brian Tolle, a 40 foot high sculptural facade of a 17th Century canal house installed in the rotunda of Federal Hall National Memorial. It was paired with the Flushing Remonstrance on view in Manhattan for the first time in three decades. The Remonstrance is a 1657 transformational document signed by 31 colonists in Flushing that petitioned the government of the Netherlands urging for religious tolerance not just for Christians but for everyone. It is considered a precursor to Bill of Rights that was signed at Federal Hall over a century later. This opened up a conversation examining the impact of Dutch ideas on American culture and society and how aspects of culture survive from one era to the next. It explored the use of art as a vehicle for critical discourse about the past, present, and future. https://www.eazel.net/magazines/39
Ina addition BLAM! consults with private clients and artist estates in San Francisco and New York. Her goal is to bring art into people's lives through active looking, aesthetic education and the joy of collecting. All accomplished through a vibrant and interactive collecting strategy.
Board affiliations, Fellowships, Special Awards
The Gund Gallery of Kenyon College- Board of Trustees, 2012- present
The San Francisco Art institute- Board of Trustees, 2012-present
The Kenyon Review, Board of Trustees, 2006-2013
Artemis Rising Foundation, 2013-present
ArtTable Inc., President, Northern California, 2002-2004; Executive Committee, 1998-2008
Oxbow School, Board of Trustees, 2001-2007
The Hudson River Museum of Westchester, Board of Trustees, 1994-1998
National Society of Fund Raising Executives, Board Member NY, 1993-1994
Museum Management Institute, J. Paul Getty Trust, UC Berkeley, July 1987
Mamaroneck Council for the Arts, Board of Directors, 1981-1987
Smithsonian Institution, Travel Grant for Photography, Festival of American Folklife, 1976
National Endowment for the Arts, Internship Fellowship, 1975-1976
The Thomas J. Watson Foundation, National Fellowship Award, 1974