Monica O. Montgomery
Museum & Arts Administrator, cultural entrepreneur, and Director in Brooklyn, New York
Monica is Lightening in a Bottle! She is a brandraiser and cultural entrepreneur, curating media, museums and memory to enhance creative inspiration. She is the Action Director of LatimerNOW headquartered at the Lewis Latimer Historic House Museum. As a Museum Anarchist, she is remixing the museum experience, interpreting diversity, creativity and community, to bridge past and present through the lens of Latimer’s legacy.
Her thought leadership converges at the intersection of public affairs, event production, arts marketing and cultural policy; She believes museums should be in service to society, and she speaks and consults with institutions along the eastern seaboard.She is an alumna of Temple University with a Bachelor of Broadcast Communication, in Broadcast Journalism, and a candidate for LaSalle University’s, Master of Corporate Communication, in Public Relations. Monica is a Creative Community Fellow with National Arts Strategies, We Are All Brooklyn Fellow with the Center for Community Leadership and a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. She is the Co Founder of Museum Hue, a platform for cultural diversity advancing people of color via arts, culture and museums. museumhue.com
Monica parlayed her business success and sphere of influence into an indie print publication – ‘Arete Magazine’ highlighting ‘Generosity is a Lifestyle!’ She took a fresh approach of telling the stories of culture, cause, change and charity.
Monica is the founder the Museum of Impact the worlds first people powered, mobile, social justice museum exploring activism, altruism and advocacy thru a creative lens. The vision of Museum of Impact is to become a community living room, ripe for socialization, reflection, action and dialogue. We celebrate movements of the people; offering a conscious space to: encounter ideas, contemplate solutions, pursue justice and take action! Hear. Care. Act! at the Museum of Impact pop-up exhibits which launched Fall 2015 in Harlem.