Walker Art Center’s Sarah Schultz appointed Director of Education and Curator of Public Practice

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- Sarah Schultz has been named Director of Education and Curator of Public Practice at the Walker Art Center. Schultz has been the Walker’s Director of Education since 2000. The new title reflects the evolution of the Walker’s pioneering education department and recognizes Schultz’s leadership around several important public initiatives. In 2010, Schultz and her team organized the Walker’s Open Field, the first in a series of summer-long experiments in how museums can engage the public in new ways. Inspired by models of the commons, crowd-sourcing, collective action, and new forms of socially-engaged art practice, Open Field opens the museum to the public and artists together by using four acres of adjacent green space to create an alternative public park–a type of cultural commons with social interaction and creative participation as its guiding philosophies. Open Field hosts over 100 activities