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Andrew Blauvelt to Lead New Audience Engagement Division at the Walker

MINNEAPOLIS, MN.- Walker Art Center director Olga Viso has appointed Walker design director and curator Andrew Blauvelt to the executive-level position of Chief of Audience Engagement and Communications effective July 1, 2010. In his new administrative role, Blauvelt will oversee a new division comprised of the departments of Design, Editorial and Photography; Education and Community Programs; Marketing and Public Relations; and New Media Initiatives. Focused on enhancing and expanding the Walker’s audience engagement and communications efforts, this innovative clustering of museum departments and activities helps realize a core part of the institution’s two-pronged mission focused on catalyzing the creative expressions of artists and actively engaging audiences. “Andrew is uniquely suited to lead this effort at the Walker,” said Viso. “He brings an unparalleled set of diverse skills and and