Stacey Ravel Abarbanel works with museums and other arts/cultural organizations to help them grow and to create and implement marketing, communications, and programming strategies that engage audiences. From 2002–14 she was director of external affairs for the Fowler Museum at UCLA, after ten years in arts-related publishing at Getty Publications and Architectural Digest. Current and recent clients include the California African American Museum; Caltech; Cotsen Foundation; Institute for Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and USC Pacific Asia Museum.

In addition to her consulting practice, Stacey writes about art and culture for Alta: Journal of Alta California, UCLA Magazine, and other outlets, and is on the board of the Santa Monica Arts Foundation.