Christena Gunther

Founder and Co-Chair
Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium


Christena Gunther founded Chicago Cultural Accessibility Consortium (CCAC) when she moved to Chicago in 2012, and presently is Director of Education at the Evanston Art Center. Christena serves President of CCAC's board and Co-Chair of CCAC's Steering Committee. Previously, she was involved in accessibility for visitors with disabilities at the Metropolitan Museum and Lincoln Center, and was a member of New York's Museum Access Consortium (MAC) steering committee. Cultural accessibility became a passion of Christena's at young age as she visited art museums with her brother who has Down syndrome. CCAC has been the recipient of the Kennedy Center's Excellence in Emerging Leaders Award in 2015, and the Raymond R. Snyder Commitment to the Arts Award from Lifeline Theatre in 2016.