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Dara Meyers-Kingsley
Director, Office of the Arts
Director, Muse Scholar Program

Dara Meyers-Kingsley is the Director of the Office of the Arts where she serves as the liaison for the college’s partnerships with arts and cultural institutions throughout NYC.   She is also the Director of the Muse Scholar Program, an honors program for high achieving students with talents in the arts.  Ms. Meyers-Kingsley previously served as the Director of the Mellon Arts Fellowship Program and the Arts Across the Curriculum initiative at Hunter. 

Ms. Meyers-Kingsley has extensive experience as a contemporary art curator with an interdisciplinary curatorial practice. Her exhibitions, often including visual art, media, installation, and performance have been presented at  LA MOCA, MCA Chicago, The New Museum, The Andy Warhol Museum, Miami MOCA, the Brooklyn Museum and the Mattress Factory. Previously, she was Director of the Film and Video Collections for the Andy Warhol Foundation and curator of Film and Video at the Brooklyn Museum.  Ms. Meyers-Kingsley has lectured on media art history in the United States and abroad and is the author of museum catalogues and articles on Adrian Piper, Andy Warhol, 1970s video art, public art and contemporary media. 

As an educator she has taught aspiring artists in Parsons’ MFA Studio Art Program, undergraduates in Hunter’s Macaulay Honors College and, since 2011, the first year Muse Scholars.

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Mia Arai Mercurio
Communications Assistant
Coordinator, Arts Ambassador Program

Mia Arai Mercurio is the Communications Assistant of the Office of the Arts and the Coordinator of the Arts Ambassador Program. She is a former Muse Scholar and graduate of Hunter College. In her free time Mia likes to dance and post on her foodie Instagram page @mama.mia.foodie.