Meet the Arts Education Network Team

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell

Head of Public Programs, Smithsonian American Art Museum

Kayleigh Bryant-Greenwell, is a Washington, D.C. native and an award-winning cultural programmer with over 10 years of GLAM experience [Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums], devoted to exploring ways to engage with marginalized audiences through arts ed in museums.

In her new role as Education Specialist with the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture, she curates participatory public programs focusing on social justice issues, which empower museum audiences to share their own ideas towards equity.

Before coming to NMAAHC, she contributed to the launch of the Women, Arts, and Social Change initiative at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, as the public programs coordinator. There she advanced feminism advocacy and brokered diverse and creative collaborations between the museum and local activist and arts leaders. Before that she served as an adjunct professor with P.G. Community College teaching portfolio art for graduating seniors.

As a curator, she has produced several contemporary art exhibitions exploring race, gender, politics, and social issues. She is a frequent juror of national and international art exhibitions and initiatives. She has served in the leadership of the DC Chapter of ArtTable, Inc. since 2014, and currently serves as Chapter Co-Chair.

Her writing has been featured with Americans for the Arts, the American Alliance of Museums, Examiner, CBS, and Brightest Young Things, among others. She earned her bachelor of arts in art history from the University of Maryland, College Park and her master of arts in museum studies from the George Washington University.