Photo Credit: Lori Hawkins

Ep.206 Andrea Grover is the Executive Director of Guild Hall, the cornerstone cultural institution of East Hampton that combines a museum, theater, and education center. Guild Hall is completing a facility-wide renovation to restore the 1930s-era building and grounds to state-of-the-art performance and functionality. Grover has over 25 years of experience in curatorial and nonprofit leadership, focusing on art/science, moving image art, maritime themes, innovation, and participation. Most recently, she was the curator of the 2021 exhibition Alexis Rockman Shipwrecks, presented at Guild Hall, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA, The Ackland Art Museum at UNC-Chapel Hill, NC, and Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton, NJ.

Before joining Guild Hall in 2016, she was the Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish Art Museum, where she was awarded both a Tremaine Foundation and an AADA Curatorial Award for her exhibition, Radical Seafaring. At the Parrish, she established the extremely popular community-driven program PechaKucha Night Hamptons and the exhibition series Parrish Road Show and Platform.

Grover founded the nonprofit film center Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas, at age 27. This groundbreaking entity focuses on experimental artist-made movies and installations and celebrates its 26th anniversary in 2024.

With expertise in artists who work in scientific or technological spaces, she has served as a panelist or advisor for the Pew Foundation for Arts & Heritage, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Rauschenberg Foundation, and Bogliasco Foundation. She has taught interdisciplinary courses at the University of Houston and Texas Southern University.

She has been a guest speaker or juror at SXSW Interactive, Austin, Texas, and Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria, among many others. Grover has received fellowships from the Center for Curatorial Leadership, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University, and the Warhol Foundation. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a BFA from Syracuse University.

Andrea Grover

Guild Hall


Studio for Creative Inquiry




Long Island

Photo Credits for Exterior Photos:
Guild Hall. Photo: Joe Brondo for Guild Hall

Photo Credits for Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan Theater:
Theatrical testing in Hilarie and Mitchell Morgan Theater, pre-opening, June 2024.