Traci Garland


Traci Garland listens to birds sing, cans jam, grows vegetables and native perennials, chases butterflies, hikes to waterfalls, bikes through forests, and makes pretty things with thread and fabric. When she’s not outdoors or making something, she serves as Managing Director at the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, where she wrangles budgets and bureaucracies, champions the ICA’s people, and solves problems before they become problems. She manages the team of amazing humans who produce the ICA’s exhibitions and programs, and is responsible for making sure the ICA’s internal engines are running smoothly.  She also regularly teaches global art survey as an adjunct instructor for VCU’s department of art history, having learned the skill of looking there as a grad student.

She can often be found in Fonticello Park with her husband and daughter. The park has been a part of her life since she moved to the neighborhood in 2008. She strongly believes that everyone should have access to green spaces, and that parks are necessary to create a more vibrant world.

Traci is on the Governance and Board Development Committee and serves as the Secretary for the Board.

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