Amanda Thompson Rundahl will oversee education and public programs

By | June 17, 2014
Amanda Thompson Rundahl

Amanda Thompson Rundahl, SLAM’s new director of learning and engagement

Amanda Thompson Rundahl recently joined the Art Museum as director of learning and engagement, overseeing the Museum’s education, art-interpretation and public-programming initiatives.

Rundahl previously was innovation engineer and head of interpretation and participatory experiences at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where she has worked since 1998. Over more than 15 years in museum education, Rundahl has helped design digital tools for interpreting art and developed effective learning and engagement programs for youth, student, family and adult audiences.

“Amanda is a seasoned museum educator with an impressive track record of creative and innovative initiatives in the arts,” said Jason T. Busch, the Museum’s deputy director for curatorial affairs and museum programs. “Her experience in collaborative endeavors that seek to understand visitor motivations and learning styles, and engage new audiences, provides a platform for success in leading the education programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum.”

Rundahl graduated magna cum laude from Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. with majors in art history and Spanish. She received a graduate certificate in museum studies and a master’s degree in Latin American and Caribbean studies from New York University.