Julie Marie Lemon

Program Director and Curator


Julie Marie Lemon is the Program Director & Curator of the University-wide Arts, Science + Culture Initiative, developing the strategic and intellectual direction of programming in collaboration with of the Arts, Science + Culture Faculty Advisory Committee. The Initiative serves faculty, students, and beyond. She has 15 years of experience in visual arts interpretation and education and has worked at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis; as Art Director at the International School, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. She has a Master of Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago. 


Naomi Blumberg

Program Coordinator

nblumberg@uchicago.edu 773.702.2510

Naomi Blumberg is the Program Coordinator for the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative. Before coming to UChicago, Naomi was an editor of arts and culture at Encyclopaedia Britannica, following many years working as a curator and exhibition coordinator at art and history museums including the Chicago History Museum, the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, and the McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College. She holds a BA from Barnard College in art history and a Master's from Tufts University in art history and museum studies.

Bill Hutchison

Graduate Management Fellow


Bill Hutchison is the Graduate Management Fellow with the Arts, Science + Culture Initiative. Bill has an MA in the Humanities and is a doctoral student in English at the University of Chicago. His current research focuses on human interactions with animals, robots, AI, and other modes of intelligent interfacing. These projects emerge from his fifteen-year background in animal welfare, journalism, and education.