Maria Marable-Bunch

Personal Information

Adjunct Faculty
Undergraduate and Graduate - Art Education

MAT-ME, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.; BFA, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA; Four-year certification in Studio Art, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA. Ms. Marable-Bunch is adjunct faculty in the Art Education Program. She is currently the Public Programs Coordinator at the United States Capitol Visitor Center where she plans and implements programming for teachers and school groups. Ms. Marable-Bunch has more than 25 years of experience teaching with objects in museums. She has created and implemented numerous professional development programs for Pre-K–12 teachers on how to use museum objects to enhance classroom instruction and improve student learning. She has worked in major museums like the Philadelphia Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution, the National Gallery of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago. She has an extensive background in working with superintendents, curriculum specialists, principals, parents, and other educational specialists in public education. Through her work at the Smithsonian Institution and the Art Institute of Chicago, she managed partnerships with the District of Columbia Public Schools and Chicago Public Schools to create museum-schools in these cities. Recently, she completed the award winning publication—Early Childhood Learning through the Arts—for Fairfax County Public Schools. She was also the project manager and contributing writer for a similar project at the Art Institute of Chicago titled, ABCs of Art: Early Childhood Education Resources for Teachers. This program was awarded the American Association of Museums Education Committee Award for Excellence in Teacher Resources in 2006. Ms. Marable-Bunch is a contributing writer for the new American Association of Museums publication, An Alliance of Spirit: Museum and School Partnership. She wrote the chapter, Meeting Teachers’ Needs.