John R. Tibbetts, Assistant Director

John Tibbetts was born and raised in Worcester County, Massachusetts and spent his childhood and adolescent summers “on Cape”. A staunch believer in New England’s cultural resources and institutions, John doubled majored in Fine Arts and Mass Communications at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. He studied modern/contemporary dance and performance abroad in Lyon, France his sophomore year. In his final semester he interned at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire as their communications intern. 

After graduation, John became the communications intern at MASS MoCA (the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) in North Adams. After his internship, he became the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Apprentice in Performing Arts at MASS MoCA, coordinating and curating performing arts residencies. After his apprenticeship he became the Project Coordinator of Performing Arts and Film at MASS MoCA. In this role he coordinated volunteers, house management, and day-to-day operations, including managing and booking The Chalet, a music venue and beer garden located on the grounds of the museum. The Chalet became the top spot in the Berkshires for local music and spirits under his tenure. 

John has a passion for history, art, theater, dance, and music of all genres and origins. He is both an Anglophile and a Francophile, especially for cinema and fashion. You can find him hiking, camping, kayaking, and swimming on his days off. John enjoys painting, drawing, digital photography and videography. He is a tenor, plays the piano, and dabbles in cabaret performance. He performed at Cape Cod Community College in 2015 as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in the lead role of the original production: Cautionary Tale. His close ties to the Cape come from many friends and family who live and summer here. 

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Atwood Museum
347 Stage Harbor Road
Chatham, MA 02633