Q&A: Merion's Marta Adelson

When she’s not at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Adelson can be found at her favorite Indian restaurant or exploring Brazil. Find out what else makes her tick.

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. 

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

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