Emily Blumenthal is the Manager of Family Programs at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD. At the Walters, Blumenthal has developed and implemented award-winning interpretive materials and programs to engage families and children of all ages with works of art. She works to build and sustain partnerships between community agencies, other cultural institutions, and the museum. Blumenthal has frequently presented professional papers and research on family programs and learning in museums at both local and national levels, including the National Art Education Association and American Association of Museums national conventions. Additionally, since 2006 she has served as the Education and Public Programs Mentor for the Maryland Institute College of Art's Exhibition Development Seminar, an experience she participated in while an undergraduate student at MICA. Blumenthal received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her Masters of Science in Leadership in Museum Education from the Bank Street Graduate College of Education. She is currently pursuing advanced graduate studies in Mind, Brain & Teaching at the Johns Hopkins University to bridge advances in neuroscience with creativity and the arts.