Testimonials

“At the MAH, we take diversity seriously–in our programming, our hiring, and our approach to community engagement. Monica Montgomery has been an inspiration to us as we do the important work of opening our museum to our whole community.”

Nina Simon
International Speaker + Museum Author
Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History


“Monica was an amazing speaker and facilitator! We were so lucky to have her partner with us to discuss diversity in museum hiring during #MuseumsSoWhite event. She asked the hard questions and gave people the space to reflect. Monica’s positivity inspired a safe environment for open dialogue and encouraged the conversation and action to go beyond the event.”

Tasia Duske
Chief of Staff
Museum Hack


“I have had the pleasure of partnering with Monica Montgomery on various endeavors, most recently the Museum Hue Mentorathon career fair event in conjunction with an exhibition I curated at the Old Stone House. Monica is very well-connected and skilled with event outreach and social media, and at producing and leading high energy, informative events that do more than just “talk at” typical art goers.  I highly recommend working with Monica if you’re interested in expanding and diversifying your audiences, and organizing events that involve hands-on participation and practical life and career advice as well as inspiration.”

Katherine Gressel


“Museum Hue’s guidance and expansive network has connected me some of most innovative and creative players in the arts and education fields.  Their workshops have been great opportunities to expand my knowledge as a professional.  Through their continued support, I was able to become an Arts-In-Action Fellow for Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative.  Thank you, Monica, for creating such a great organization for people of color!”

Tara Daniels


“At the MAH, we take diversity seriously–in our programming, our hiring, and our approach to community engagement. Monica Montgomery has been an inspiration to us as we do the important work of opening our museum to our whole community.”

Nina Simon
International Speaker + Museum Author
Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History


“Wow!  The Upstander Love Letters performance was the absolutely perfect way to conclude Face to Face 2017 — so powerful, personal yet universal, and deeply moving.   Indeed, the whole two-day art-making project that you and your associates led was an amazing experience that greatly enriched and enlarged the conference for everyone who attended – just as we had hoped it would.  We’re so glad we had you with us and so grateful to you for your magnificent contributions.”

David Shookhoff
Director of Education
Manhattan Theatre Club


“Monica was an amazing speaker and facilitator! We were so lucky to have her partner with us to discuss diversity in museum hiring during #MuseumsSoWhite event. She asked the hard questions and gave people the space to reflect. Monica’s positivity inspired a safe environment for open dialogue and encouraged the conversation and action to go beyond the event.”

Tasia Duske
Chief of Staff
Museum Hack


“When we decided to focus MuseumCamp 2016 on the theme of CHANGEMAKERS, I knew we had to invite Monica to be a leader at camp. Monica is an inspiring force for good, encouraging museums to change to embrace people from all backgrounds and walks of life.”

Nina Simon
International Speaker + Museum Author
Executive Director, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History