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Tracie McCambridge

Tracie McCambridge

Tracie McCambridge

Manager of Gallery Teaching and Engagement, Wexner Center for the Arts



1871 North High Street,
Columbus OH,

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Areas of Expertise

  • Transdisciplinary Programming
  • Art Education
  • Individual and Community Wellness

Manager of Gallery Teaching and Engagement at the Wexner Center for the Arts since 2006, Tracie McCambridge explores ways that the contemporary art gallery space can function as a laboratory for learning and center for wellness, radical access, and inclusion. As an adjunct faculty member in The Ohio State University’s Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy, she teaches university students and members of the broader Columbus community to engage the public using inquiry-based methodologies in the Wexner Center’s galleries. She conceived and began facilitating Art on the Brain, a gallery-based program for survivors and their loved ones living with chronic effects of brain trauma, in 2013. Offshoots of the original Art on the Brain program include Vets at the Wex for military veterans, in collaboration with the Columbus VA hospital; a version for survivors of human trafficking, in collaboration with Franklin County’s CATCH special dockets court program; and a newly forming iteration called Art Unlocked. Offered in partnership with the Mt Carmel Crime and Trauma Assistance Program, Art Unlocked provides healthy community and gallery-based engagement for the growing demographic of women recently released from prison. During the summer of 2018, McCambridge launched On Pause in partnership with Replenish Spa Coop. On Pause is a gallery-based meditation program for the public that actively engages ideas explored through and by artworks, while teaching principals of mindfulness. All of these programs fall within a programmatic suite called Art and Resilience. Art & Resilience programs are designed to not only engage the arts in new and fresh ways but are also informed by facets of the field of positive psychology that teach us that resilience can be learned and strengthened. A member of Wexner Medical Center’s Medicine and The Arts Board, Tracie received her master’s degree in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and completed her undergraduate degree in Art and Design, emphasizing art history and with a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies, from Iowa State University.

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