Teaching Across the Humanities

Danielle Linzer

Danielle Linzer

Director of Learning and Public Engagement, The Andy Warhol Museum

Areas of focus: 21st-century Museums, Diversity and Inclusion, Teaching Across the Humanities, Andy Warhol

Prior to her arrival at The Warhol, Danielle Linzer was director of access and community programs at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2016, she published Room to Rise, findings from a multi-year research initiative investigating long-term impacts of teen programs in art museums. In 2012, she received an Emerging Leader award from the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability conference, organized by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her digital media initiatives have been honored with awards from the Jodi Mattes Trust, the American Alliance of Museums, and the Museums and the Web annual conference. Linzer received her bachelor of arts from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a master of science in leadership in museum education from Bank Street College.

To schedule an interview, email Charlene Bidula or call her at 412.237.8351.

Marilyn Russell

Marilyn Russell

Curator of Education, Carnegie Museum of Art

Areas of focus: 21st-century Museums, Teaching Across the Humanities, Diversity and Inclusion

A member of Carnegie Museum of Art’s senior leadership team, Marilyn Russell is responsible for developing the museum’s philosophy and strategies for audience engagement, interpretation of the collection and temporary exhibitions, and investigating how art and art museums remain relevant in 21st-century life.

She leads a team of educators and teaching artists who design and facilitate memorable experiences with art for adults and children throughout the region. Activities include The Art Connection, the museum’s renowned Saturday art classes for youth; summer camp for children; innovative gallery programs for school students and professional learning for teachers, including the new Empowered Educators series that focuses on race and social justice as they impact K-12 learning; artist talks and artist-led workshops for adults; and drop-in gallery programs for children and families. New programs include a Youth Arts Initiative, in which high school students design museum experiences for their peers, and an architecture apprenticeship for high school youth interested in urban design.

In partnership with colleagues at The Andy Warhol Museum, Russell launched a program for medical school students designed to enhance skills in observation and visual literacy, and guided development of a gallery program for individuals living with dementia. She provides oversight for The Arts Education Collaborative, an agency focused on transforming K-12 education by making the arts central. She holds a masters degree in the history of art from the University of Michigan.

To schedule an interview, email Emily Willson or call her at 412.622.3328.