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Stephanie Parrish

Associate Director of Education, Portland Art Museum

Stephanie Parrish is an arts educator and programmer who is Associate Director of Education at the Portland Art Museum where she oversees public engagement programs of all kinds, including many artist residency and participatory programs.

She has held education positions at the Kemper Art Museum (Washington University in St. Louis), the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the National Museum of American Art/National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution).

She has presented at numerous national conferences on the topic of innovation and experimentation in art museum public programming, including Experimental Projects: Creating a Community of Practice (American Association of Museums); Bridging the Great Divide: Three Models for Education & Curatorial Collaboration (National Art Education Association); and The Role of the Art Institution in Community Engagement (Open Engagement). She holds a BA from New York University and an MA from Washington University in St. Louis both in Art History.

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