BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Betany Porter is a Curator at the Alaska Botanical Garden and Educator at Rilke Schule a German immersion school in Anchorage. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her Post Baccalaureate from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She also earned a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Studio Art from San Diego State University, and a BA in Painting from Principia College. She has over eight years museum experience and twenty plus years in art education.
She worked as Art Bank Manager at the Alaska State Council on the Arts in 2018. She was the Curator of Art and Contemporary Culture for the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. She curated the inaugural exhibition Art of the North for their New Wing, utilizing over 250 works from the museum’s permanent collection. She is interested in serving on the Museums Alaska Board because she is passionate about the museum experience in Alaska. She is dedicated to what museums can do for the preservation of culture, history, art and science, and is also fascinated by how museums share that knowledge and information with patrons, staff and future generations.