Brenda Baker

Brenda Leigh Baker

Brenda Leigh Baker is an artist, mother and museum curator, whose work intersects the fields of early childhood education, ecological restoration, sustainable design, cultural geography and site-specific sculpture. Brenda is the Director of Exhibitions for Madison Children’s Museum in Madison WI, where she has worked for the past twenty-five years, leading the museum’s nationally known exhibition and sustainability efforts. Brenda has an MFA from University of Wisconsin-Madison, a BA from DePauw University, and studied at both the Austro-American Institute in Vienna, Austria, and Karl Marx University of Economics in Budapest, Hungary. She is the recipient of numerous awards including an NEA grant in sculpture, an Arts Midwest fellowship, and a Fulbright travel fellowship. Brenda has been named a Noyce Fellow, a Badger Bioneer and Sustainability Visionary of the Year. Brenda’s artwork is inspired by both children and the natural world, and has been shown and held in collections throughout the world.