Art for Everyone: Carnegie Museum of Art's Curator of Education on a Mission

Marilyn Russell eats, sleeps and drinks art appreciation. 

When you walk with Russell through the galleries of the Carnegie Museum of Art, it's as if she knows every individual painting, sculpture and piece of furniture. 

She engages whoever is with her with questions and history about the pieces of art. On a recent field trip for students from Environmental Charter School, Russell observed as each of the groups of first-graders made their way through the “Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk” exhibit. That's part of her job as curator of education for the museum. But those who know her realize it's more of a passion than an occupation.