Masha Turchinsky is an art museum professional with more than 20 years of experience with leading cultural institutions. Turchinsky became director of the Hudson River Museum in January 2017, where she oversees the largest cultural organization in Westchester County, New York. The museum is a multidisciplinary complex with collections that include nineteenth-century to contemporary American art; Glenview, a Gilded Age home on the National Register of Historic Places; Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery; a state-of-the-art planetarium; and an amphitheater dedicated to the performing arts. Under Turchinsky’s direction, the Hudson River Museum was awarded the 2017 Excellence in Public Programs by the Greater Hudson Heritage Network. She is currently overseeing a $10 million capital expansion and improvement project at the museum. Previously, Turchinsky worked for nineteen years at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Digital and Education Departments, in progressively senior roles overseeing teams dedicated to content and design. While at the Met, she also served as delegate to the board of trustees. As a consultant, she has worked with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the New York Botanical Garden. Turchinsky holds an EdM in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MA in Education from New York University, and a BS in Russian Studies from Georgetown University.
Director, Hudson River Museum | New York, NY