Curator of Education, Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University

“It is my belief that cultural organizations provide lifelong learning for everyone … in engaging students in active learning experiences that foster higher order thinking, creativity and literacy … through integrated learning”

Marian Granfield holds a M.A. in Art History with Museum Studies from the University of Denver and a B.F.A. from Emmanuel College in Boston, MA. She is the Curator of Education at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University where she develops and administers the Castellani Art Museum’s education programs including family workshops, children’s art and theatre camp, school and group tours, integrated learning opportunities with area schools, and provides educational resources and professional development training for teachers and educators. Granfield also designs interpretive materials, interactive displays, and gallery activities for select museum exhibitions. She curates the educational galleries and provides training for docents. She is also a lecturer for the “Meet Me at the CAM” series and a Professor of Art History at Niagara University.