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Q&A: Merion's Marta Adelson


Marta Adelson, 51, Merion
Member of the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees

» Coolest thing about her job: Being in the building and having constant access to amazing art, and also being able to learn from the curators and staff. 

» Last thing she read: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett—not the last but the most notable thing I read since I was recently in Brazil. 

» Last thing she ate that she loved: I always love Indian food, especially from Saffron Indian Kitchen in Bala Cynwyd

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» Perfect vacation: A place I haven’t been to yet. I prefer a city with museums and monuments, where I can be active with my family. 

» Role models:  The most inspiring role models are the other women on the PMA’s Women’s Committee I’ve gotten to know over the years. 

» What she likes most about herself: My family jokes that I can make friends with just about anyone. 

» What she likes most about others: People’s willingness to help others.

» Pet peeve: Messy environments. I’m not super-rigid and OCD, I just don’t like mess. 

» Words to live by: Never hold a grudge. It’s a waste of time and energy.

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