Chris Cloud is the Director, Communications and Marketing at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in California, and has a passion for connecting people and ideas.
Previously he was the first Marketing Content Director at the immersive art experience Meow Wolf in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Social Media and Community Manager at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Outside of being the hype person for dope art institutions, Cloud is an artist and culture maker himself. He was a fixture in the creative milieu of Minneapolis. He was the co-founder of MPLS.TV, an online Do-It-Together content network, MPLSzine, a submissions-based digital publication, and Pizza Camp, an overnight camp for pizza loving adults. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he taught “Creating and Running a Business” in the Arts Entrepreneurship program.
Cloud has attended numerous art residencies and have staged artistic interventions at the Walker Art Center (as part of MN Artists Presents), Ordinary Projects in Chicago, Illinois, and had his first solo museum exhibition at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, MN.
Although a first time speaker at MuseumNext, Chris Cloud has previously spoken at the Museum Computer Network, AIGA Design, and Awwwards Conferences and has given a TEDx Talk on the power of collaboration.
MuseumNext Digital Summit
Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Social Media is People Media
Whether we realize it or not, social media content is influencing our consumption behaviors. A friend’s photos from their recent trip to The Met has us planning our next museum visit. Social media platforms are the new norm, and traditional museum marketing is failing in today’s digital, always-on culture. Museums across the world are having to face up to how they remain culturally relevant in the choppy waters of the digital ocean. Chris Cloud’s talk will touch on how to humanize your museum in the age of social media.
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