Piper Stories of Transformation: Kathryn Blake
ABOUT KATHRYN BLAKE
“What is the relationship between the museum and external experience?” After working in the Phoenix Art Museum for 23 years, Kathryn Blake used the Piper Fellowship to travel the U.S. and abroad, studying museum exhibitions and educational programs in order to design interactive learning opportunities that engage a broad and changing audience. She took the space away from her career to think about exhibitions and art away from what was familiar. “You have to take away the parameters to think what else is possible,” Blake said.
ABOUT THE PIPER FELLOWSHIP
The Piper Fellows program acknowledges the never-ceasing demands of nonprofit leadership and offers opportunities for nonprofit leaders to reach, retool, and revitalize. Each year, the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust offers up to six fellowship awards to support professional development for outstanding leaders of nonprofit organizations serving Maricopa County.