Gary Garrido Schneider 

Gary Garrido Schneider is an artist, educator, and museum administrator who currently serves as the Executive Director of Grounds For Sculpture. For the previous 12 years he held senior leadership roles at the Montclair Art Museum, serving as Director of the Yard School of Art, Director of Education, and finally as Deputy Director. He has over 20 years’ experience in making the visual arts accessible to a broad range of audiences through his work in museums, universities and community non-profits. 

Gary has a B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design, and is a graduate of both the Teacher Institute in Museum Education (TIME) at the Art Institute of Chicago and the prestigious Getty Museum Leadership Institute at Claremont Graduate School.  

As an active voice within the museum field, he regularly presents at national conferences, serves as a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums, and serves as a grant panelist for the Institute of Museum and Library Services. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board for ArtPride New Jersey, a statewide arts advocacy organization, and as trustee of the Princeton Regional Chamber of Commerce. 

Gary resides in Montclair, NJ with his wife and artist Gwen Charles and his children Guillermo (20) and Saumaya (16).