Sunday, March 4, 2012
Meet Sally Slocum, OMA Volunteer
Sally grew up in Detroit, Michigan and fondly remembers always being interested in art. She was a junior explorer at the Detroit Institute of Art where she got to do hands on activities that related to the exhibitions and where she was fascinated by the mummies. She graduated from University of Michigan with a major in history. She studied accounting at Harbor Community College, UCLA Extension and Long Beach State University. She is a CPA. She worked for the Federal government as an auditor from 1979 to the 1990s and became an antique dealer specializing in mid-20th century California pottery before she retired in the late 1990s. Sally has 4 children: three daughters and one son.
Some of her favorite exhibits at OMA have been 50 years of San Diego painting, where she learned about many artists new to her, and the Francoise Gilot exhibit. She is constantly impressed by OMA’s high quality of exhibitions. Sally and Walt Peale, her companion of 26 years, joined the museum as Millennium Club members this year.