Curator of Public Programs at the Barnes Foundation
Kathleen Greene brings over 15 years of creating art programs and a commitment to celebrating diversity. Greene joined the Barnes in 2012 as the Manager of Public Programs and orchestrated the 56 hours of free programming, a critical community celebration for the opening of the Parkway campus. During her tenure at the Foundation she has built artistic relationships with partnering organizations and cultural individuals and has crafted programs to welcome in a wide variety of community members. Greene has launched the first signature public programs for the Foundation including Free First Sunday monthly outreach days sponsored by PECO, First Fridays featuring themed evenings with live performances, and the Artist Bash serving the region’s diverse community of artists. Greene spent three years at Fleisher Art Memorial managing the adult school. While there she created multi-institutional partnerships focused on the connection between art and music and created programs celebrating non-western art traditions. Prior to Fleisher, Greene spent over seven years at the City of Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, beginning as an artist and ending her tenure as the organization’s first Director of Education. She received an MFA from Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Howard University.