Marielle Epstein is the assistant director of Interpretation at the Art Institute of Chicago. In this role, she supports the visitor experience by developing exhibition texts, learning tools, and gallery narratives. Her work is informed by spending time with visitors in the galleries leading tours and in public programs. She believes that each artwork is a springboard for inspiring, challenging, and dynamic conversations which create opportunities for connection and change.
Before joining the Interpretation department, she held curatorial research and educational positions at the Art Institute, as well as at other international and local institutions and organizations. She holds an M.A. in the History of Dress, and a B.A. in the History of Art and French Studies.