Mary Gardiner is a longtime resident of Ashland and a former neighbor of Florence and Bill Schneider. Florence served as a mentor in their early relationship and encouraged her to become involved with the museum. Mary joined the staff of the Schneider Museum of Art in 1994, as community programs coordinator and finished working at the museum in 2009 after serving as acting administrative director for seven years. She has a B.S. in education from the University of Oregon.
Schneider Museum of Art
The Schneider Museum of Art at Southern Oregon University in Ashland opened its doors to the public in the fall of 1986. The establishment of a museum was a community and university effort made possible by a gift from Ashland residents Bill and Florence Schneider. The museum is named in …