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August 29, 2018

Keishia Gu Joins Getty Museum as Head of Education

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—Keishia Gu has been named head of education at the J. Paul Getty Museum, responsible for educational initiatives at the Getty Center and Getty Villa. Gu comes to the Getty from the Geffen Academy at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she was the director of enrollment and admissions. Prior to her time at UCLA, Gu was an educator and administrator at the university, secondary, and primary levels. Her tenure begins in early September.

“We are delighted to welcome Keishia to the Getty Museum,” said Lisa Clements, assistant director of education, public programs, and interpretive content at the Getty. “Keishia excels at connecting high-level strategic planning, processes, and partnerships to very individual education outcomes of access, inquiry, and growth. Her thoughtful approach is a good match for the quality and character of our education programs, which span kindergarten through university institutional initiatives, teen programs, and on-site education for school groups and visitors.”

Gu holds a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown and a Master’s in Education from Harvard University. As an educator, she developed diverse curricula around art, hip hop, classic literature, and philosophy, as well as programs focused on diversity and inclusion for the Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs and education pathways for KIPP LA Public Schools. At the Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences, Gu administered school policies on academic integrity, curriculum, and socioemotional development.

“For fifteen years, I have called Los Angeles my home. I could not be more delighted to be joining the Getty Museum,” Gu said. “The Getty is known for its expansive collection, dedication to research and scholarship, and is a beacon of art and culture in Los Angeles and beyond. I see museums as among the most powerful academic tools—as communicators of culture and history, and I recognize artists as catalysts for social change.”

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