Our Staff

Erika Sanger

Executive Director


Sanger joins MANY after serving twelve years as the Director of Education at the Albany Institute of History and Art. There, she provided vision for the development of programs for adults, children, schools, and families, focusing on object-based learning and digital initiatives. She has led the institute’s “digital renaissance,” most notably with the launch of a new website and creation of interpretative strategies around hand-held digital devices and interactive media.

Sanger has gained her extensive arts experience through positions held at renowned institutions including the International Center of Photography, the Jewish Museum, the New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC. She served as Director of Development at Penland School of Crafts in Western North Carolina, where she was actively engaged in the region’s artists’ community, and participated in the design and implementation of campaigns for capital and endowment funds. She has also developed program assessments with Harvard University’s Project Zero, the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and with the education department at the University at Albany. Programs produced under her direction have received funding from major organizations, including the Institute for Museum and Library Services and the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities.

Sanger holds a B.F.A. from Clark University, in Worcester, MA, and an M.A. from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.                                  

Dana L. Krueger

Consultant Events Coordinator

Dana Krueger teaches Public Learning in Museums as an adjunct faculty member for the Graduate Program in Museum Studies at Syracuse University. Formerly Associate Director at the Museum Association of New York, Dana received her Masters of Arts degree in Museum Studies as well as her Masters of Science in Art Education from Syracuse University. Her Bachelor of Arts degree is in Studio Art from St. Lawrence University. Previously, Dana was the Registrar for the Emerson Gallery (now The Wellin) at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and the Collections Manager at Madison County Historical Society, an historic Gothic-Revival house museum in Oneida, NY. She has also worked in numerous galleries and art centers in the areas of education, collections, development and more, including the Old Forge Arts Center, Adirondack Lakes Center for the Arts, and the Earlville Opera House