September 2nd, 2014
We are thrilled to welcome Barbara Mumby to the San Francisco Arts Commission. Ms. Mumby is currently a dual Master’s candidate in Museum Studies and Business Administration at John F. Kennedy University. Previously, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts and Native American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ms. Mumby spent the previous eight years designing and implementing large-scale early childhood grantmaking initiatives in both Alameda and Merced counties, through their respective First 5 organizations. She also has extensive experience in education and arts administration, where she successfully collaborated with schools to bring the arts into the classroom; developed culturally accurate curriculum in partnership with marginalized communities; and instructed students of all ages and abilities in the fine arts and ceramics.
Barbara was a co-founder of UC Berkeley’s Night of Cultural Resistance, currently in its fifteenth year, designed to address issues affecting underrepresented communities while promoting coalition building and cultural understanding. She is passionate in her support for Indigenous communities in their fight for self-determination, working with numerous groups and agencies for the repatriation of spiritually and culturally significant objects held in public institutions.