October 27, 2021
Ann Arbor Arts Center, President and CEO
Title: The Case for Public Art and the Creative District
Introducer: Susan Froelich
Presentation via Zoom
Art in Public is an initiative of the A2AC. The Ann Arbor Arts Center believes the experience of art should be accessible and equitable to everyone. They collaborate with local organizations, businesses, and individuals to help bring high-quality creativity into public art in Ann Arbor and elevate our community as a destination for creatives and art lovers. To learn more: https://www.annarborartcenter.org/art-in-public/
Marie Klopf is the President/CEO of the Ann Arbor Art Center. At 108 years old, the Art Center is recognized as one of the oldest visual arts organizations in the State of Michigan. In 2012 Marie assumed the leadership of this iconic downtown Ann Arbor institution and continues to build on its legacy as a vibrant community partner that positively impacts the lives of artists, students, staff, and art enthusiasts alike.
A graduate engineer from Michigan State University with a Masters in Administration, Marie brings 20+ years of professional business experience including: engineering, sales, business development entrepreneur, and leader, to her role at the Ann Arbor Art Center. Actively involved in the Ann Arbor community, Marie serves as the treasurer for the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and is a current board member for Destination Ann Arbor.