Mary Ceruti

Executive Director

Walker Art Center

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When Mary Ceruti became the Walker’s executive director in early 2019, she stepped into a role left vacant for a year, following a contentious time in the Walker’s history. She had to hit the ground running while adjusting to a much larger environment than her previous one, the SculptureCenter in New York City. She’s since familiarized herself with the Walker’s extensive programming, overseen exhibition rollouts, and made her first big hire—a chief curator. Going forward, Ceruti will continue building out a leadership team, oversee future sculpture garden commissions, and lead the effort to find new ways to engage diverse audiences, all while facing the challenge of declining corporate and foundation support for the arts.