Boo Cook

Boo Cook

Boo Cook joined CAM’s Board of Directors in 1990 and has worked tirelessly for 23 years to bring special attention to the Museum’s groundbreaking education programs. She continues her support of the Museum as an emeritus Board member.

Why is CAM important to St. Louis?

CAM brings programs like New Art in the Neighborhood and Teen Museum Studies to the St. Louis community. These programs allow the next generation to learn about contemporary art, develop their own portfolio, and work with visiting artist to get hands-on experience.

What is one of your favorite programs at CAM?

CAM’s education department does a fantastic job of working with kids of all ages and demographics. One of my proudest moments as the Education Committee Chair was when PNC Arts Alive funded our Art Bus, which brings CAM to the St. Louis Public Schools. We had found that schools were unable to get students to the Museum, and CAM had no way to get to the students. A bus seemed like a logical solution! Now, CAM is able to bring arts education directly to classrooms through a virtual tour of the Museum followed by an art project based on the current exhibitions.

What do you hope for the future of CAM?

It is an exciting time to be a part of CAM. Every time I go there I experience something new. I would love to see more people in the St. Louis area take advantage of what CAM has to offer and experience all the exhibitions and programs that it brings to our community.