Laura Dickstein Thompson

Laura Dickstein Thompson

Laura Dickstein Thompson, EdD, is the director of education at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) and the Kidspace gallery curator. She has worked in arts and museum education for more than 25 years and holds a doctorate in education from Columbia University Teachers College. As Kidspace curator, she oversees award-winning programs organized in partnership with 6 local schools, and has curated 26 exhibitions with notable artists. As MASS MoCA’s founding director of education, Thompson designs innovative programs for adults, families, school groups, and teens.

Since 2007, she has also served as a visiting assistant professor at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She is a long time meditator and incorporates mindfulness into her work and family life.

Laura Dickstein Thompson at Omega