Alum Mary Ceruti Named Executive Director of Walker Art Center
THE ART NEWSPAPER -- Ceruti was selected in a nearly year-long search from a shortlist of 10 candidates. The Walker board member Andrew Duff, who chaired the search committee, says in a statement that “Mary’s commitment to both artists and the community stood out to us all.”
Ceruti, who began her arts career at the Philadelphia Museum of Art as a curatorial assistant in the 20th-century Art Department, studied community-based public arts projects for her Master of Arts at the Inter-Arts Center at San Francisco State University.
Ceruti’s community and artist-focussed projects before SculptureCenter included organizing three public art projects by Bill Viola during her time working with the San Francisco Arts Commission. At SculptureCenter, she has organized projects and commissions with more than 50 artists during her tenure, among them, Rashid Johnson, Liz Glynn, Mike Kelley, Nairy Baghramian and Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
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