Erin Langner

LangnerErin Langner joined the Simpson Center as Program and Events Manager in February 2016. She works with faculty and staff to plan cross-disciplinary symposia, lectures, colloquia, and special events.

Erin has worked in nonprofit arts education and public programming throughout Seattle for the last decade. She was previously the Manager of Adult Public Programs at the Seattle Art Museum, where she oversaw programming for adult audiences at the downtown museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Seattle Asian Art Museum, including lectures, workshops, symposia, artist talks, and concert series. Much of her work at SAM focused on building young-adult audiences through public programs, including the highly successful SAM Remix and Summer at SAM initiatives. Most recently, Erin served as the Writers in the Schools Program Associate at Seattle Arts & Lectures, where she coordinated the program that places professional writers in public school classrooms throughout the Puget Sound region to teach creative writing during long-term residencies. She also launched and served as editor of the Seattle Arts & Lectures blog, Sonder.

Erin earned her undergraduate degrees in humanities and psychology at the University of Colorado in Boulder and her MA in Museology at the University of Washington. She is also a writer. Her reviews and essays on the visual arts have appeared in Hyperallergic, ARTnews, Arcade, The Stranger and the New American Paintings blog, where she is the Seattle contributor. She is also at work on a collection of personal essays on the visual culture of the Las Vegas Strip.

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