Emily Blumenthal is the Senior Educator for Family, Teen, and Multigenerational Learning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to joining the Met, she served as the Head of Family and Community Programs at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, where she worked as a museum educator and community leader for over 10 years. 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 people, community agencies, and museums. Blumenthal has frequently presented professional papers and research on family learning, informal education, and audience engagement in museums at both local and national levels, including the National Art Education Association and American Association of Museums national conventions. Additionally, from 2006-2012 she served as the Education and Public Programs Mentor for MICA's Exhibition Development Seminar, an experience she participated in while an undergraduate student at MICA. Since 2012, she has been an adjunct faculty member and graduate thesis advisor for MICA's MFA in Curatorial Practice. Blumenthal received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from MICA, her Masters of Science in Leadership in Museum Education from the Bank Street Graduate College of Education, and completed advanced graduate studies in Mind, Brain & Teaching at the Johns Hopkins University.