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Meet Sarah Grossman of The San Diego Museum of Art in Balboa Park

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sarah Grossman.

Sarah, please share your story with us.
I am the current Associate Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations at The San Diego Museum of Art. I also write an Art & Fashion blog Polychrome. Blog. I have been an artist since a very young age, and I was a Studio Art major at Point Loma Nazarene University. After school, I was working at SDSU as an admin when the event planner in my department suddenly quit just a few weeks before the largest event of the year. I took over having been the only one helping her on the project and found I have natural skill for planning events. The San Diego Museum of Art job perfectly blends my love of art and affinity for events. I started my blog about a year ago as a forum to discuss the exciting aspect of working at the Museum, along with the many other art, fashion, and lifestyle topics I love to discuss.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Overall this has been a very positive experience in my life, however event planning is an extremely challenging job. From where I started as a lone coordinator for the Museum to now having grown the programs to a point where I am running a small events team, there have naturally been some struggles, trial and error and moments of doubt.

Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about The San Diego Museum of Art – what should we know?
In addition to being known for having a passion for fashion and dressing to match the occasion, I am known for my large social events. I am well known for my art themed events with large scale installations and unexpected interactive experiences and entertainment.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Keeping cool under pressure is #1. You have to embody the metaphor of the duck seemingly calm on the surface but paddling furiously below. Thinking on your feet and the ability to find quick solutions would be second.
 

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All Photos: Bauman Photography

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