A native of Hartford, CT, Vivian F. Zoë has served as the director of several museums and cultural institutions including the Charter Oak Cultural Center, Craftsman Farms, the Noah Webster House and, currently, the Slater Memorial Museum. A graduate of the University of Connecticut and the Ohio State University, Zoë has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art and masters’ degrees in Arts Administration and Community Art Education and Theatre. She has worked for municipal arts and cultural programs in Columbus, Ohio and Hartford, CT and has taught art and theatre design to school children and adults. She lectures on historical subjects, research methods and the arts.
Vivian’s board and volunteer leadership service includes the Anti-Defamation League of Connecticut, the Connecticut Art Trail, the Southeastern Connecticut Cultural Coalition and the Norwich Historical Society. A working artist, Vivian has been a peer reviewer for the American Alliance of Museums and has lectured on topics ranging from board responsibilities to the history of Norwich, Connecticut. She has written extensively on the arts and history for museum publications, Norwich Magazine, CT Explored, The Hog
River Journal, Ink Magazine and others.