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Carolyne Hart

Carolyne Hart, South Dakota Art Museum


Marketing and Development Coordinator

Office Building

South Dakota Art Museum

Mailing Address

South Dakota Art Museum
South Dakota Art Museum-Box 2250
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Carolyne Hart joined the museum staff in April 2017, moving from Fort Collins, Colorado to lead Marketing and Membership Development. Her focus is raising the museum’s visibility as a tourist destination and in the art community, and as a favorite place for locals and SDSU students and staff to come with family and friends. Also important is developing membership and sponsorship programs that encourage people to support the museum financially and with their time and influence.

Finding creative ways to communicate and connect with people has been the hallmark of Carolyne’s career. During her 24 years with Hewlett Packard (HP), Carolyne led strategic marketing and business development project teams throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. In 2007, she followed a creative passion, launching Pressed In Press® where she designed and published devotional gift books featuring her own photography and over 50 family heirloom books that honor past generations, preserve memories for current generations and impart vision to future generations.

Most recently Carolyne served as the Director of Social Media and Digital Marketing for IBEC Ventures, a consulting firm for businesses creating jobs in impoverished communities throughout Asia and Africa. Her interest in international business and culture was sparked early in life, growing up in Ames, Iowa in a family of travelers (including her mother, retired SDSU faculty member, Harriet Swedlund). Carolyne pursued that interest-earning degrees in Far Eastern Studies from The University of Chicago and Business Administration from Stanford Graduate School of Business as well as doing thesis research at London Business School and The East West-Center in Hawaii.


Indiana University, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Certificate in Fund Raising Management
Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Masters of Business Administration
University of Chicago, Far Eastern Studies, Bachelor of Arts

Work Experience

Hewlett Packard, strategic program management, 24 years
IBEC Ventures, e-marketing director, 6 years
Pressed in Press, book design and publishing, 10 years



South Dakota Art Museum Staff