Muses on the Mount
Holy Cross Celebrates 40 Years of Women in the Arts

Reunion Presented by the Visual Arts Department
March 22-24, 2013

2013 marks the 40th anniversary of women’s admittance to Holy Cross.

Jennifer DePrizio

Jennifer DePrizio ‘97 is the Director of Visitor Learning at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.  In this capacity, she strives to provide opportunities for all visitors to make meaningful connections with the collection and the legacy of the museum’s founder.  Her particular interests are gallery teaching and effective training strategies, as well as ways to engage young adults and her work on Gardner has taught her quite a bit about this.  In anticipation of the January 2012 opening of a Renzo Piano-designed wing,  Jenn took a leadership role in new initiatives.  Those she is particularly proud of include co-organizing and facilitating an institution-wide service training and working collaboratively with the museum’s contemporary curator and an Artist-in-Residence on a “living sculpture” called The Living Room Project.

Jenn is also an adjunct faculty member in Tufts University’s Museum Studies Graduate Program where she teaches the foundation museum education course.  She has also taught art history courses at Holy Cross, Anna Maria College and the Worcester Art Museum.  Previous museum positions include the Education Specialist for Public Teaching Programs at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA, Assistant Curator of Education at the Worcester Art Museum and Director of Education at the Vermont Historical Society in Montepelier, VT. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the College of the Holy Cross and a M.A.T. in Museum Education from The George Washington University.  

When Jenn is not thinking about art and museum education, she can be found writing about cocktail culture at She can be contacted at

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