The focus of Sarah Schleuning’s work is to present and expand public access to the power of design through museum exhibitions, scholarly publications, and educational programs. In her innovative projects, she explores the intersections between art and design, handcraft and technology, and innovation and making as she continually innovates As the Margot B. Perot senior curator of decorative arts and design at the Dallas Museum of Art, she developed projects that explore creativity, innovation, and design strategies, including the internally acclaimed exhibition speechless: different by design.
Since 2019, Schleuning has also served as interim chief curator. Prior appointments include curator of decorative arts and design, High Museum of Art; curator and head of the fellowship program, The Wolfsonian–Florida International University; and assistant curator at Cranbrook Art Museum. Schleuning holds an M.A. in the history of decorative arts from Parsons School of Design/Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, a B.A. from Cornell University, and was a 2015 fellow at the Center for Curatorial Leadership.