Education Director, The Studio Museum in Harlem, United States
Shanta Lawson, M.P.S, Arts and Cultural Management, Pratt Institute, is Education Director at The Studio Museum in Harlem where she works with Education department staff to facilitate partnerships with New York City schools annually, implement visual art-based programs for families, and offer innovative teen programs.
Shanta provides training to museum educators and organizes professional development opportunities for classroom teachers and parents. Through creative outreach efforts to community-based organizations, she has initiated programming for special audiences at the Studio Museum, and currently develops interpretative materials building bridges between the Museum and various communities. Shanta manages the museum’s internship program for college and high school students, and is a board member for Arts & Minds, an organization that provides visual arts experiences for people with dementia and their caregivers.