Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art Altoona site coordinator Barbara Hollander is retiring after 21 years with the nonprofit art organization. “When I first started here, many people didn’t know about us,” Hollander said. Her outreach efforts have worked to attract more visitors to the museum, which has seen continued increases in attendance. Mirror photo by Patrick Waksmunski
Throughout her career, beginning as an art teacher and finishing as a site coordinator for a downtown Altoona museum, Barbara Hollander strived to make art fun and accessible to all — from casually curious visitors and learned art connoisseurs to up-and-coming regional artists exhibiting for the first time.
Hollander retires Tuesday as site coordinator for the Altoona location of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art after 21