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Cultural Consciousness

Mike Palanski, Ph.D., is a writer, teacher, coach, and scholar who is dedicated to helping leaders pursue excellence. He is the head coach of the Me1st Academy, an all-in-one leader development collaborative. He is also a Professor of Management in the Saunders College of Business at RIT.


Dr. Nile Blunt serves as the McPherson Director of Academic Programs at the Memorial Art Gallery (MAG) and is an Assistant Professor of Curatorial Practice in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Rochester. At MAG he leads and directs the design, development, and implementation of all engagements with regional k-16 students and educators and spearheads a number of the museum’s community programs and initiatives. With over a decade of experience in arts education and engagement, Blunt is deeply passionate about the power of art to transform the lives and broaden the world view of members of many diverse communities. Prior to coming to MAG, Blunt served as the Head of School Programs at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.


Cultural Consciousness

Wednesday, April 27th, 12:00pm-1:00pm

This workshop will be led by Mike Palnaski and Dr. Nile Blunt

Join Dr. Nile Blunt and Dr. Mike Palanski as they outline the four steps of cultural intelligence and how artists can implement them when engaging with audiences and clientele.


By permission of the presenter, this workshop will be recorded and participants will be able to access this content. To receive permission to view, please complete a registration form and links will be sent out. Please note: these recordings will not be high-quality productions, but is a way of increasing the accessibility of the information and knowledge to the artist and maker community throughout Rochester.