Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation Hires Curator and Cultural Coordinator
CRAZY HORSE MEMORIAL FOUNDATION HIRES CURATOR AND CULTURAL COORDINATOR
Position Filled To Meet Expanding Needs
Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation announced that Mary Bordeaux will be joining the organization as Museum Curator and Cultural Coordinator. Bordeaux, of Pine Ridge will be responsible for programs of the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL CENTER® and an ever growing collection at the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®. Her education includes an MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning & Design as well as a BA in Museum Studies both of which will serve the organization well as art and artifact contributions continue to pour into the most extensive collection in North America.
Mary’s experiences in the field are very relevant to the work she’ll be doing at Crazy Horse Memorial. As Curator and Interim Director at the Heritage Center in Pine Ridge, she supervised the planning and development of programs and activities as well as exhibition installs and collection cataloging and storage. Bordeaux shared “I am honored to be joining the team at the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and excited to share Native art with the visitors from around the world who come to Crazy Horse Memorial each year.”
Acting CEO of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation, Monique Ziolkowski, speaking on behalf of her mother Ruth and sister Jadwiga, states; “Anne (Ziolkowski-Christensen) left a lasting legacy in the creation of the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA®. Mary has some special ties to Anne, and the museum, through her memories of working at Crazy Horse as a young girl. Her return to Crazy Horse with the wealth of museum knowledge and experience she has gained is full circle. We are excited to have such a qualified and capable individual to help guide the continued development and growth of the museum and cultural affairs of Crazy Horse.” Dr. Laurie Becvar, President and COO added “It is rare to find a professional who has the ability to lead a museum and simultaneously serve as its curator. Mary is certainly one of those finds.”
Crazy Horse Memorial’s mission is to honor the culture, tradition and living heritage of North American Indians. Initiatives at the Memorial include continuing the progress on the world’s largest mountain sculpture, acting as a repository for Native American artifacts, arts and crafts through the INDIAN MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA® and the NATIVE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL CENTER®; by establishing and operating the INDIAN UNIVERSITY OF NORTH AMERICA®, and when practical, a medical training center for American Indians.