Meet the Arts Education Network Team

Margaret Weisbrod Morris

Arts Education Advisory Council Chair; Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence Arts Center

Lawrence Arts Center
940 New Hampshire
Lawrence, KS 66044
T: 785-218-3707

Margaret Weisbrod Morris is an artist, arts administrator and advocate active in the education, cultural policy and non-profit community. As Chief Executive Officer of the Lawrence Arts Center, Morris leads an extensive arts center that serves as a hub for creative activity in the region, delivering education, performances and exhibitions in a Midwestern college town. Her team led the development of a pioneering education STEAM curriculum that was recognized as a finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award in 2016. Morris came to the Lawrence Arts Center from the Kansas Arts Commission where she was the program manager for Arts in Education. She started her career working as a prop artist for television in New York, eventually creating studio art and art therapy programs for non-profit organizations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Ms. Morris is an active presenter and author, presenting in national forums such as the Arts Education Partnership’s National Forum, the National Association for State Arts Agencies National Assembly, National Art Education Association’s National Conference and the Americans for the Arts – Arts Education blog salon. She has served as a panelist for the US Department of Education, National Endowment for the Arts, Mid America Arts Alliance and the Oklahoma Arts Council. Margaret Weisbrod Morris holds a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and studied with Edith Kramer, the founder of the field of art therapy, to get her M.A. degree from New York University.