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Grace Needlman

Chicago, IL

Grace Needlman is a museum worker, theater artist, and educator preoccupied with questions about collective imagination and belonging. Grace is currently the Manager of Youth and Family Programs at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and formerly worked as a teaching artist at Chicago Children’s Theatre, After School Matters, Urban Gateways, the Smart Museum, Arts + Public Life, and Redmoon.  Grace’s mask and puppet designs have appeared in productions at Chicago Children’s Theatre, Links Hall, the Actor’s Gymnasium, Rough House, and Redmoon. Grace graduated with an MA in Contemporary Art Theory from Goldsmiths University of London, and a BA in fine art from Yale University.