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Seth Cameron

Executive Director

Seth Cameron was appointed Executive Director of Children’s Museum of the Arts in February 2020. An artist, educator, and curator, Cameron co-founded the celebrated artist collective, The Bruce High Quality Foundation, where he served as President of its alternative art school, BHQFU, from 2009-2017. From 2004–2007, Cameron served as Creative Director of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, where he implemented a new mission statement through his oversight of the programming and marketing departments, supplementing their work with new programs of his own design including an experimental exhibition program, a visual arts summer intensive for high school students, and a widely lauded multi-site exhibition and symposium on artistic censorship in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

Cameron has taught both art theory and studio practice across a range of disciplines at both BHQFU and his alma mater, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science & Art, and has lectured frequently on issues in arts education across the United States.

His own paintings are represented by Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York and McClain Gallery in Houston. In 2019, he was awarded a studio residency by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation for his work’s finely tuned investigation of color relationships. He lives in New York with his wife, Alexandra Cunningham Cameron, Contemporary Curator of Design at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and their two sons.