Curating A Vision
Vero Beach Museum of Art’s New Leader Hits the Ground Running
Brady Roberts is a man on the move. Minutes after checking out his office at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, the new executive director and CEO began making the rounds, getting to know employees, and meeting with members of the museum’s board of trustees. Forming relationships with those he works with early on has long been a priority for the personable Roberts whose energy and optimism are contagious.
“The first thing I did was walk around and talk to the staff and thank them for doing a good job. There’s always a little anxiety during a shift in leadership, and I just wanted them to know I’m a regular person, that I care about the museum and the people who work here.”
Roberts is the museum’s fourth executive director, following in the footsteps of Lucinda “Cindy” Gedeon, who replaced John Lofgren, and before him, John Henry. Since its inception in 1986, the museum has provided cultural leadership and enrichment through a wide variety of educational, studio art and humanities programs, a diversity of quality exhibitions, and the collection, preservation and presentation of important American and international works of art.
In addition, the museum offers numerous community outreach programs, including the International Lecture Series, Opera Studies, Film Series, the Atlantic Classical Orchestra Chamber Music Series, partnerships with Ballet Vero Beach, the Alzheimer and Parkinson’s Association of Indian River County, and the Senior Resource Association — the list goes on and on.