Biography: Kris Wetterlund

Kris Wetterlund
Kris Wetterlund
Director of Education and Interpretation

As the director of education and interpretation, Kris Wetterlund strategized and oversaw the vision for education and interpretation throughout the Museum to meet the needs of the diverse audiences the Museum serves until her retirement in 2020. 

Wetterlund has been an art museum educator for 20 years, in the education department at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and as director of education at the Minnesota Museum of American Art in St. Paul, MN. Wetterlund founded and serves as editor for Museum-Ed ( a national nonprofit organization dedicated to the professional development of museum educators.

Wetterlund has been on the faculty of the Museum Studies program at Johns Hopkins University since 2009. In 2012 the National Art Education Association named Wetterlund Art Museum Educator of the Year in the western region.

In 2013, Wetterlund was educator-in-residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, where she wrote a guide for interpretive writing for art museum educators, If You Can’t See It Don’t Say It. In early 2016, she was a Getty Museum Guest Scholar in the Education Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, dedicating three months to research regarding interpretation and art museum education.