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It’s great to meet you!

The staff at Old School Square strives to give visitors to the campus the best experience possible!

Photo: (left to right) Marusca Gatto: Director of Operations at the Cornell Art Museum, Sharon Morgan: Director of the Creative Arts School, Leanne Griffith: Director of Events at Old School Square, Susan Andrews: Box Office Manager, Kim Jones: Chief Financial Officer, Adriana Portobanco: Museum Assistant, Emily Debevec: Marketing Manager, and Melanie Johanson: Curator of Contemporary Art at the Cornell Art Museum. Photo taken at the opening of Tech Effect, October 2018. Photograph by 4th Avenue Photography.

Artwork by Speedy Graphito.

 
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ADRIANA PORTOBANCO

Museum Assistant

Adriana Portobanco has worked with the Cornell for about two years, and helps with everything from giving dynamic tours to designing digital and print collateral for the museum. She recently juried a one-month exhibition for our Spotlight Gallery, {embedded}, featuring student work from colleges and universities in South Florida.

Photo: Adriana Portobanco holds hard hats designed by artist Brenda Zappitell in celebration of the renovation of the interior.

Photograph August 2017 by Living Exposure Photography.

 
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MARCIA LEVINE

Museum Assistant

Our newest team member, Marcia Levine, comes to us from New York with a strong background in media and event planning. She assists with running the Museum Store, helping with daily museum operations, and planning special events.

Photo: Marcia Levine

Photo: Marcia Levine and Matthew LaPenta’s “Sunglass Face”, October 2018.

 
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MARUSCA GATTO

Director of Operations


Marusca joined the team in 2015 bringing her business expertise and experience as a glass artist in the outdoor fine art shows to Delray Beach. She curates the museum’s rotating local Spotlight Gallery, expanded the museum store and created two impressive fine art shows! (Fall Art on the Square in November and Spring Art on the Square Fine Art Show in February)

Marusca serves on the Delray Beach Public Art Advisory Board, Arts Warehouse Advisory Panel for new artists and is immersed in the Palm Beach County arts scene as a member of several arts organizations.

Photo: Juliana Gatto, Marusca Gatto, Gavin Robin and Mandy Robin at the opening of Tech Effect. October 2018. Photograph by Matt Sturgess of 4th Avenue Photography. Artwork in background: “Loading” by Speedy Graphito

 
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MELANIE JOHANSON

Curator of Contemporary Art


In 2014, Melanie Johanson stepped into the role of Cornell Art Museum Curator with her debut exhibition that featured various forms of contemporary paper art. Since then, she has guided the Cornell Art Museum through the transition from an American culture and history museum to one of the leading contemporary art museums in South Florida.

Melanie’s curatorial style appeals to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. There is truly something for everyone in the Cornell Art Museum!

Photo: Melanie Johanson with artist Jonathan Rosen at the Tech Effect Opening Celebration. October 2018. Photograph by 4th Avenue Photography. Artwork: “The Future Is” (mirror) by Jonathan Rosen.