- B.A. art history, University of Maryland College Park
M.A. museum studies, George Washington University
- Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell is a Washington, D.C. based community engagement and antiracist practice specialist. In April 2022 she joins American University's Antiracist Research and Policy Center in the role of Associate Director of Outreach and Operations at American. She comes to the role with over 13 years of museum and nonprofit experience at the intersections of public engagement, social justice strategies, and DEAI changemaking. Prior to this role, she served as the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s inaugural community engagement specialist and built the foundations for a new initiative building sustained relationships with historically excluded communities based in trust and reciprocity. She came to SAAM in 2018 as the head of public programs. Previously she developed nationally-acclaimed social justice public programming for the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Her writing is featured in recent publications The Inclusive Museum Leader and Museum Education for Today's Audiences, and the upcoming Seize the Moment: How Museums Can Prepare for the Post-Pandemic Age. Additionally she participates in the Museum As Site for Social Action and Empathetic Museum movements. She received her Bachelor of Art in Art History from the University of Maryland, College Park and Master of Art in Museum Studies from George Washington University.
ARTH-211 Ethics of Art Museums