Caramoor is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessa J. Krick as Director of Interpretation, Collection, and Archives for the Rosen House. Krick’s work focuses on intertwining the history of Caramoor, its founders, and the Rosen House decorative and fine arts collection with the visitor experience.
Krick brings a wealth of experience to her role at Caramoor. For more than a decade, she served as Associate Director of Collections for Historic Hudson Valley — a network of sites spanning centuries of history in lower Westchester County — and was part of a team that received numerous grants for making interpretive and archival content available onsite and online. Prior to her position at Historic Hudson Valley, she held positions at the Brooklyn Museum of Art and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the Antonio Ratti Textile Center, and The Costume Institute. She has also taught the history of fashion and culture at Parsons School of Design at The New School. She is active in the American Alliance of Museums and serves on the board of the American Friends of Attingham, keeping her finger on the pulse of what is happening at other historic sites in the area and around the country.
Raised in Tacoma, Washington, Krick graduated magna cum laude from Williamette University in Salem, Oregon, and earned an M.A. in the History of Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture from The Bard Graduate Center in New York City.
Krick comments about what drew her to this position: “My title is long, but the shorthand is that I’m here to share the stories that bring Caramoor’s Rosen House to life! Caramoor and the Rosen House are unique. The combination of music, of history, and of art — that is very special.”
Krick quickly noticed what captured guests’ attention during their docent-led or self-guided tours this summer.
She adds: “That human connection is universal,” she adds, “it doesn’t matter if we’re talking about Renaissance Venice or the 1930s. People relate to the story within the history. One of my goals is to keep people coming back to the Rosen House … each time, discovering something new. I want people to get the most out of their visit and feel that something they saw — or a story they heard — here at the Rosen House resonated deeply with them.”
Caramoor’s CEO & President, Edward J. Lewis, III states:
“We are thrilled to have Jessa join us with her deep expertise, passion for history, and her ability to use a more inclusive lens, igniting visitors’ imaginations through powerful storytelling.”
Krick will continue to build on the strong foundation that was put in place through the diligent work of the Rosen House Committee, the Caramoor Board of Trustees, and her predecessors. She will focus on interpretation of the collection that balances reverence and relevance, as well as overseeing the collection and applying a broader lens to archiving.
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Caramoor is a cultural arts destination located on a unique 80-acre campus with Italianate architecture and gardens in Northern Westchester County, NY. Its beautiful grounds include the historic Rosen House, a stunning mansion listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Besides enriching the lives of its audiences through innovative and diverse musical performances of the highest quality, Caramoor mentors young professional musicians and provides music-centered educational programs for young children. For information about getting to Caramoor, click here.
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