Jacqueline T. Copeland
Deputy Director for Audience Engagement
Jacqueline T. Copeland has been with the Walters Art Museum, since March 2000. As Deputy Director for Audience Development she provides all day-to-day leadership of the strategic, administrative and operational direction of the museum’s Divisions of Education and Public Programs and Marketing and Communications. She is one of four members of the Walters’ Senior Management Team. Prior to the Walters she was co-director of the Education and Community Programs Department of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota for ten years. At the Walters she has also served in a curatorial capacity: in 2001 she was curator for the special exhibition Barbara Chase-Riboud: The Monument Drawings and Facing Museums, a collaborative exhibition with the Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, featuring newly commissioned work by artist Dennis Adams and British artist and filmmaker Issac Julien; and in 2012 as curator of Walter Wick: Games, Gizmos and Toys in the Attic..
Copeland is a 2004 graduate of the Getty’s Museum Management Institute (MLI). She is also a member of a number of Boards and organizations: member, Maryland State Department of Education Fine Arts Education Advisory Panel; member, Board of Trustees, ArtsEveryDay; past Member, Board of Trustees, Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Maryland; member, the National Art Education Association (NAEA); member, Board of Observers, Muhlenberg College. She is the recipient of a Leadership in Neighborhoods (LIN) Grant from the St. Paul Companies, 1996; The Baltimore City Club of the National Association of National Black Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc., April 2005; and the Living Women’s History Makers Award for Education and the Arts. In 2008, Copeland was selected Museum Educator of the Year for the Eastern Region by the National Arts Education Association (NAEA). Included in the inaugural 2010 edition of Who’s Who in Black Baltimore, Copeland is also an adjunct professor of African American Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Towson University. She holds degrees from Muhlenberg College and the University of Rochester.