Block Museum Appoints Susannah Bielak as Associate Director of Engagement and Curator of Public Practice

The Block Museum has appointed Susannah Bielak its first Associate Director of Engagement and Curator of Public Practice.

Bielak, a practicing artist who most recently served as Associate Director of Public and Interpretive Programs at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, will develop interdisciplinary programming that connects the Block’s art exhibitions, permanent collection, and online endeavors to the world beyond the museum. Bielak will also lead initiatives engaging the Block as a teaching museum and host for cross-disciplinary and civic dialogue—furthering the Block’s mission to use art as a springboard for exploring issues and ideas.

Bielak will draw upon her extensive experience as a university educator and arts administrator as she forges innovative collaborations both within and outside Northwestern. In addition, she will oversee the Block’s communication strategies and enhance its use of social media to encourage audience participation.

Bielak takes up her new position in October.