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Urban Bush Women with David Murray Octet, “Soul Deep,” commissioned by Walker Art Center Performing Arts, Ted Mann Concert Hall, May 11, 1999.


Danielle A. Jackson, Interdisciplinary Fellow, Performing Arts (2016–2018)
Simone Austin, Interdisciplinary Fellow, Visual Arts (2018–2020)



Mary Ceruti, Executive Director
Mary Polta, Chief Financial Officer
Marla Stack, Director, Special Projects Fundraising
Christopher Stevens, Chief of Advancement
Olga Viso, former Executive Director


Simone Austin, Interdisciplinary Fellow, Visual Arts (2018–2020)
Doug Benidt, Associate Curator, Performing Arts
Philip Bither, William and Nadine McGuire Director and Senior Curator, Performing Arts
Vincenzo de Bellis, Curator and Associate Director of Programs, Visual Arts
Adrienne Edwards, Curator at Large, Visual Arts (2016–2018)
Siri Engberg, Senior Curator and Director of Exhibitions Management, Visual Arts
Molly Hanse, Department Administrator and Curatorial Assistant, Performing Arts
Henriette Huldisch, Chief Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs
Danielle A. Jackson, Interdisciplinary Fellow, Performing Arts (2016–2018)
Fionn Meade, former Artistic Director
Pavel Pyś, Curator, Visual Arts
Gwyneth Shanks, Interdisciplinary Fellow, Visual Arts (2017–2018)
Allie Tepper, Interdisciplinary Fellow, Performing Arts (2018–2020)
Julie Voigt, Senior Program Officer, Performing Arts


Barb Economon, Visual Resources Librarian
Jill Vuchetich, Head Librarian/Archivist


Ian Babineau, Production Artist
Greg Beckel, Senior Imaging Specialist
Emmet Byrne, Design Director and Associate Curator of Design
Maury Jensen, Audio Production
Pamela Johnson, Senior Editor
Alanna Nissen, Design Studio Manager
Jasio Stefanski, Digital Designer
Andy Underwood-Bultmann, Media Producer


Jim Cuene, Director of Technology and Digital Strategies
Angela Ettawageshik, Senior Project Manager, Digital Media
Kenner Luoma, Front End Developer
Kevin Schenk, Web Developer
Wade Stebbings, Software Architect


Simone Austin
Doug Benidt
Philip Bither
Taja Cheek
Jace Clayton
Danielle A. Jackson
Tammy L. Kernodle
Dave King
Michelle Kinney
Jason Moran
Fred Moten
Greg Tate
Jill Vuchetich

Many thanks to the following individuals and organizations for their generous assistance with this publication: Stephen Cohen, Douglas Ewart, Charles Helm, Kyoko Kitamura and Jonathan Piper of the Tri-Centric Foundation, Lawrence Krumpf and Blank Forms, Mary Jane Leach, Calvin Litsey, Reggie Marshall, Karen Reimer and the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Hiroko Sakurazawa, Kenny Savelson and Bang on a Can.

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