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Kirstin Pires

Kirstin Pires


What I do at the Chazen: I direct the museum’s communications program

When I started: January 2014

On Saturdays you’ll find me: on the lake, with my dogs, anywhere outside

What I love about the Chazen: it is the living embodiment of the Wisconsin Idea

My alma mater: Carleton College, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

My college major: studio art-printmaking, journalism-public relations

My favorite artwork not at the Chazen: any of Aggie Zed‘s little men.

Last job before the Chazen: director of communications for a DC-based trade association

First job: cutting mats at Gallery 39

Side hustle: teaching puppy kindergarten and all manner of dog-training classes

My creative outlet: knitting, spinning, making pictures

Most unusual job: director of media relations for the men’s professional billiards tour