Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

"All the Fun Action Happens in the Galleries and Learning Centers of a Museum"—Maria Marable-Bunch

For the close of African American History Month, and looking ahead to Smithsonian magazine's Museum Day April 4, we talk with Maria Marable-Bunch about her formal and informal education and her career in museums. A widely respected educator—recipient of the Alliance of American Museums’ Award for Excellence in Practice—and an accomplished artist, Maria, as she prefers to be called, is one of three associate directors of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian.