With a background combining visual arts, heritage preservation, and urban planning, Chelsea has more than a decade of experience leading campaigns that highlight the transformative power of the arts and culture.
Projects have included communications campaigns for Park Avenue Armory’s artistic program and ongoing building rehabilitation; the expansion and upgrade of the Frick Collection; the reopening of the Whitney Museum’s former home as The Met Breuer; the 2015 inauguration of the Australian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale; and exhibitions and institutional initiatives by The Barnes Foundation; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; High Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; MCA Denver, and the Wolfsonian-FIU.
Chelsea previously oversaw press strategy at World Monuments Fund (WMF), the leading independent organization devoted to safeguarding the world’s most treasured places. During this time, she led the organization’s crisis response to destruction caused by international conflict and natural disasters. Additionally, she brought awareness to WMF projects across the globe, including the reconstruction of the Mosul Museum following attacks by ISIS, heritage revival projects in the Old City of Ta’izz, Yemen, and initiatives intersecting with climate change, underrepresented heritage, and the inequitable impacts of tourism. Her experience advocating for urban places extends to prior roles at Municipal Art Society and Heritage Consulting Inc.
Chelsea holds a master’s in regional and city planning and a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated cum laude with degrees in communications and art history from James Madison University.