The Director and President of Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Scott Stulen has led the museum and its community with passion and creativity through the pandemic.
A dynamic and boundary-pushing leader, Stulen is guiding the Philbrook as a national model of sustainability and relevance. Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, he has led the museum with passion, perseverance, and creativity, and been dedicated to creating community impact through his work.
Philbrook Museum of Art’s #PhilTheGaps online initiative continued to connect people through the summer, inviting its community to join it through daily online content. The museum created 200 online programmes during lockdown. These included lessons from the horticulture team about backyard gardening, staff members doing DJ sets and art lessons for families from their home.
A visual artist, writer and DJ, Stulen was the Curator of Audience Experiences and Performance at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA) before joining the Philbrook in 2016.
At the Walker Art Center he produced the Internet Cat Video Festival, which became a viral sensation online. It has toured to over 250 cities and 13 countries and has close to 7 billion combined digital and print impressions.
Stulen has an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Minnesota and a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.