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Sara Simonson

managing director, Art21

Sara Simonson is managing director of Art21, an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to illuminating the creative process of today's visual artists through the production of documentary media and educational resources. Art21's flagship project is its Peabody Award-winning television series, *Art21- Art in the Twenty-First Century*, which is broadcast nationally in primetime on PBS. Sara earned her BA in Art History and Film Studies from Stanford University, and her MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, where she specialized in Entertainment and Media Strategy. She has also worked on primetime network television series including *24*, *Friday Night Lights*, and Brian Grazer's *Imagine Television*. Sara studied film and video production at the New School and New York University, and her short films and visual art have been included in juried exhibitions at Stanford. She received the Lorenz Eitner Award in Art and Art History at Stanford, and was a John and Edith Titley Fellow at UCLA Anderson.