(Sr. Communications Specialist) 2000 – 2006
The DIA has been a beacon of culture for the Detroit area for well over a century and houses a collection that is among the top six in the U.S. The museum covers 658,000 square feet that includes more than 100 galleries, a 1,150-seat auditorium, a 380-seat lecture/recital hall, an art reference library, and a state-of-the-art conservation services laboratory.
In 2002, Senior Communications Specialist, Cherrie Woods along with several DIA staff began the process to fulfill one of the museum’s objectives —create the DIA Community Outreach Committee.
Woods participated in the formation of a Community Outreach Committee that included museum staff along with selected relevant community members from each of the targeted communities to ensure best practices in the committee’s outreach initiatives. In addition, Woods was appointed chair for the African American sub- committee.