Meet Lydia Garmaier.
Our ever-curious Lydia finds everyone and everything interesting. A member of our visitor services team, she got an early start in customer service working at Boudine Bakery in San Francisco in High School but it was with the Concerts and Lectures department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art where she really understood visitor services. She’s come a long way since those bakery days and has found a place for herself on stage as an accomplished and award-winning singer. We often hear her enjoying the Museum’s acoustics before we open in the morning.
Outside of work at the Clyfford Still Museum, Lydia enjoys listening to music, attending concerts, reading, hiking and traveling. One of her favorite places is Santa Fe where she loves the climate and mix of culture saying, “There’s something spiritual there.”
Lydia’s favorite artwork on view in the Museum is PH-1049, 1977 currently on view in the Jana and Fred Bartlit Gallery. “It’s so ephemeral. Spiritual. There’s movement to it. It takes you someplace. It’s not of this world.”