Laura Dickstein Thompson

Laura Dickstein Thompson, EdD, is MASS MoCA’s director of education and Kidspace gallery curator. Laura has worked in arts and museum education for more than 25 years and holds a doctorate in education from Columbia University Teachers College. As the Kidspace curator for the past 14 years, she oversees award-winning programs organized in partnership with six local schools, and has curated 26 exhibitions with notable artists. As MASS MoCA’s founding director of education, Laura designs innovative programs for adults, families, school groups, and teens. Since 2007, she has also has served as a visiting assistant professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She is a long term meditator and incorporates mindfulness into her work and family life.