Bethany Corriveau Gotschall
Bethany Corriveau Gotschall provides administrative and logistical support for IMPACTS Experience. A creative yet practical thinker, Bethany’s focus as a museum professional is on developing innovative, engaging, and welcoming museum experiences informed by data and market research.
Bethany has experience in museum education, interpretation, and public programs. Bethany served as Audience Engagement Specialist at the Cleveland Museum of Art from 2012 to 2017. She oversaw the museum’s programming for adult audiences, contributed to content development for the ArtLens mobile app, and served on the interpretation team for CMA’s interactive technology space ArtLens Gallery (formerly Gallery One). Tasked with attracting new audiences, Bethany successfully instituted new types of programs including yoga, meditation, fashion shows, pop-culture-inspired tours of the collection, writing and storytelling workshops, and trivia nights.
Bethany has presented on public programs and interpretation at several conferences and events, including MuseumNext, American Alliance of Museums, Museums and the Web, and the Ohio Museums Association, and has published a chapter in Interpreting the Art Museum (MuseumsEtc., 2015) as well as several articles in Cleveland Art magazine. She was named Cleveland’s Emerging Museum Professional of the year in 2015 in recognition of her work expanding the CMA’s program offerings.
Bethany has a bachelor’s degree in art history from Albion College and a master’s degree in art history and museum studies from Case Western Reserve University. She is also a writer and illustrator and has published short stories in magazines and anthologies including Hypertrophic Literary, Gravel, and The Year’s Best Transhuman SF 2017 Anthology.