As director of education and public programs, Julie Delliquanti leads a 10-person department whose work is to develop interpretive programs, initiatives, classes and projects that attract, educate and inspire diverse publics, especially those who have never visited a contemporary art center.
Born and raised in southern California, Julie’s background is in museum education and arts administration. She worked in public programs and community engagement at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, Mass.), Minneapolis Institute of Art, Greater Minnesota Housing Fund (St. Paul, Minn.) and High Museum of Art (Atlanta, Ga); as curator and director of exhibitions at the Emory Libraries at Emory University (Atlanta); and as executive director of Atlanta Contemporary. Most recently, Julie was director of education and interpretation at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University (Stanford, Calif.).
Delliquanti earned a Master’s in Arts Administration at Boston University and a Bachelor’s in Art Education at California State University, Long Beach. She has always considered herself a radical advocate for all audiences and believes that providing opportunities to engage with contemporary art opens up possibilities for exchange between people around the ideas that matter to them. She looks forward to deepening connections with artists and audiences and continuing to strengthen Oklahoma Contemporary’s commitment to accessibility and innovative public programs by building a reputation as a leader for bold ideas and experimentation.
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