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Christina Woods

Executive Director

Duluth Art Institute

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Executive Director with 35 years of leadership experience, Christina brings an extensive range of non-profit experience as a board member, executive director, and business leader.  Utilizing an Anishinaabe and community leadership lens, Christina appreciates the breadth of human experiences. She enthusiastically leads the vision of the Duluth Art Institute as its first Anishinaabe leader. Her focus on advocacy and service is rooted in inclusivity and decolonization. Christina thoughtfully serves our community with a vision to the future. Currently reappointed, Christina serves on the State of MN Capitol Arts Exhibitions Committee, is President of the Duluth Public Arts Commission, served on the State of MN CAAPB Task force on Monuments and Statues, and sits on the Minnesota State Arts Board. Christina is also on the U.S. Senate Curatorial Advisory Board representing the Midwest.  She was awarded an AARP 50 over 50 most influential people in MN award as a bias buster.  She lives in Mesaabikong (Duluth, MN) with her acknowledged home in Onaminii-zaga-iganig (the Bois Forte Nation in Northern MN).