Brittany Prieto began her career in Museum Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2008 as a Program Associate for Family Programs in English and Spanish.
Over almost 8 years at the Met, Brittany held different positions, working across Family Programs, Membership programs, coordinating multi-generational festivals and eventually as the Educator in charge of public Teen Programs. Brittany joined the Getty in October 2019 as the Education Specialist for Youth Development Programs.
In this role and alongside her colleagues, Brittany oversees the multi-faceted Unshuttered program and the Student Gallery Guides internship and supports the Teen Lab internship among other programs. Immediately prior to joining the Getty, Brittany worked in Development at California Institute of the Arts, to support the Community Arts Partnership (CAP).
Brittany studied Art History and Hispanic Studies at Vassar College and received her graduate degree in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She is devoted to practicing intentional inclusion in museums by creating programs and experiences for young people that invite them in, honor their creativity and opinions, and amplify their impact.
Brittany will be speaking at:
Museums, Health & Wellbeing Summit
Monday, 6th February 2023
Art Impact: A Multi-visit Museum Mindfulness Program for Youth
Mindfulness deepens our capacity to connect with artworks, ourselves, and each other. Art Impact, a multi-visit museum education program for teens at the Getty Museum, engendered contemplative experiences that allowed for open, profound engagement with works of art through the integration of mindfulness meditation and art experience. Why are museums and art conducive to mindfulness? What are best practices and promising strategies? How can museums cultivate resilience, community, and calm? This presentation highlights methodology, program development, and logistics, and shares the findings of a formal evaluation conducted to assess the impact that the arts-based mindfulness program had on teen participants.