The Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) has appointed Scott Stulen to the newly created position of curator of audience experiences and performance, beginning Mar. 17. Stulen will be responsible for developing innovative public programming for the IMA and will have access to the museum's encyclopedic art collection and its horticulture, conservation, research and technology departments.
Prior to joining the IMA, Stulen worked at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis since 2008, where he was the project director of mnartists.org, an online initiative for local artists. At the Walker, he co-curated the Walker Open Field Initiative, which invited museum visitors to participate in activities throughout the museum grounds. From 2005 to 2008 he was an associate curator and curator of education at the Rochester Art Center in Rochester, Minn.
"I have long admired the innovative spirit of the Indianapolis Museum of Art," said Stulen in a press release. "I hope to create a platform for smart, engaging, delightful and sometimes challenging programming. . . . I believe the IMA can excel as a one-of-a-kind gathering place for the community; a place to meet friends after work, bring your kids to play, take a first date or just hang out."