As Halcyon’s Artistic Director of Visual Arts, Virginia Shore curates art installations for By the People, a movement dedicated to connecting people across divides through art and dialogue. This international festival celebrates our nation’s founding principles and the impact of shared moments. By the People brings people together by creating free, inclusive experiences designed to celebrate our diverse perspectives and understand our strength in unity.

Virginia is a curator and art advisor with extensive expertise in contemporary art in all media. She has curated more than 200 international exhibitions for public and private collections, and has overseen dozens of site-specific commissions, both permanent and temporary, for public and private projects in over 150 countries. Over the course of her career, she has established relationships with hundreds of artists, dealers, galleries, individual collectors, and corporate collections around the world.

Most recently, Shore has curated an international collection for the first LEED Gold winery in the world, Hall Winery in St. Helena, CA by Signum Architecture. She is a frequent lecturer, panelist, and interviewee with recent talks at the Smithsonian Associates, the Phillips Collection, the Arts Club in Chicago, the Ulrich Museum, the Aspen Institute’s International Cultural Exchange Forum in Tokyo, and the Australian Embassy on “Nation Building” as part of a Global Arts Exchange. A member of the Association of Professional Art Advisors, she holds an MA in the History of Art. As part of her curatorial practice, she has written essays, created countless cultural exchanges, initiated, formalized and institutionalized arts programming within the public sector.