Blair Benjamin
Program Director

Since joining MASS MoCA in 2000, Blair has bounced between fundraising, real estate development, economic research, financial and business support for artists, and artist residency services. He founded the Assets for Artists program in 2007, and the Studios at MASS MoCA in 2015, and also co-founded Makers’ Mill, the makerspace in North Adams, in 2015 (that was a busy year!). He is also a former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Cote d'Ivoire.


Briana Halpin
Program Associate

Briana earned her BA from Williams College in 2004, where she studied Religion and Environmental Studies. (Most of her friends were creative types.) After assisting professional artists for nearly a decade, Briana joined Assets for Artists in 2013. She is thrilled to be working in support of hundreds of talented artists while nurturing her love of spreadsheets. In her spare time, Briana likes to walk in water and make things with yarn.


Krystal Henriquez
Program Assistant

Krystal joined the team in 2016, soon after graduating from MCLA. In her three years here, she’s founded and produced FIGMENT North Adams, a free event focused on community-driven art, two years in a row. With the inaugural event one week before graduation, Krystal learned some serious time management skills! A jack of all trades, you can find this arts manager working the big events at MASS MoCA or in her studio pursuing her newest interest.