Emily Blumenfeld



Emily Blumenfeld is a public art consultant, curator and art historian working from the New York metropolitan area. She has significant expertise in strategic planning, artist selection, exhibition production, media relations, and working with artists to ensure the maximum impact of their work.


A founding Partner of Via Partnership, Emily has co-authored several public art master plans and managed numerous public art projects for clients across North America. Current projects include developing a public art master plan for Providence, RI, artist selection for Metropolitan Hospital in East Harlem, artist selection for the Tottenville Shoreline Project, and production of Works on Water: 26 Days of Art + Theater, and community engagement advisor for the Climate Museum, NYC.


Emily’s experience includes six years as Community Art Manager for Metro Arts in Transit in St. Louis, where she managed the site-specific public art program, the public poetry program, and community art programs.  In addition, she has acted as curator and educator for the History Division of St. Louis County, and consulted with Chesterfield Arts Inc. to develop a working team focused on highlighting arts and culture in the City of Chesterfield, Missouri.


Emily is a graduate of the International Leadership Program in Visual Arts Management presented by NYU Steinhardt School, Guggenheim Bilbao and Deusto Business School, Bilbao. She holds a Masters of Arts in Art History and Archaeology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor of Arts from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.