Kamila Glowacki, 2023.

Krannert Art Museum education coordinator Kamila Glowacki leads the education team in setting values and priorities for museum educational programs. Her commitment to public arts and cultural education has strengthened public engagement and championed diversity, equity and accessibility in museum programs since 2014.  

As museums pivoted in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, she led KAM’s education division with strong attention to the evolving needs of museum patrons and innovations in self-guided engagement and virtual and hybrid programming. She spearheaded a yearlong partnership with Booker T. Washington STEM Academy and co-created the KAM Pen Pals program to reach classrooms and homeschool groups across the state with art education curriculum. She also leads KAM’s accessibility committee and assists in authoring guidance for disability-aware museum engagement.

Drawing from her own experience as an artist and musician, she devised Art Remastered, landmark live music series where local musicians perform original music composed in response to artworks in the museum’s collection. She evolved the program through pandemic shutdowns and safe return to in-person events. With her leadership, museum education continues to grow in innovation, inclusivity, and diversity.

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