Arlington: Vernon Smith Hall
3351 North Fairfax Drive, MS 1C8
Arlington, VA 22201
Claire Huschle has been working for Mason’s Arts Management program since 2007, when she began teaching gallery management as an adjunct professor. She joined the faculty full-time in 2012, shortly after completing a fellowship at the DeVos Institute for Arts Management at the Kennedy Center. There, she studied with Michael Kaiser and the center’s senior leadership, and co-produced a study on regional trends in millennial audience engagement. From 2005 to 2011, she served as executive director of the Arlington Arts Center, significantly increasing the operating budget and building operational reserves. Previously, Huschle was the director of Target Gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, Virginia, and simultaneously served as the center’s community liaison, coordinating a national conference on starting community-based art centers and liaising with arts groups and advocacy organizations. In the late ’90s, she was managing curator of Duncan & Miller Gallery, in Washington, D.C. In addition, Huschle is an active curator and collaborator, coordinating exhibitions throughout the Washington area, and working with contemporary artists such as Margaret Boozer and J.J. McCracken. Huschle received her MA in art history from the University of Texas at Austin and her BA in art history from the University of Michigan.
BA, University of Michigan; MA, University of Texas at Austin, Art History, University of Texas at Austin (1999)
Faculty Rank: Instructor