Suzanne Wise

United States

Suzanne Wise is executive director of the Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency that promotes, cultivates and sustains the arts for the people of Nebraska.  Suzanne also works with the Nebraska Cultural Endowment in developing financial resources for the arts and humanities. Suzanne’s career at the NAC began in 1988. She has served as the public art program administrator, and managed special initiatives and all grant programs except arts education for the agency. She has served on numerous boards in both Nebraska and nationally including Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City; and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, D.C. She holds an M.A. in art history from the University of Kansas with a specialization in American painting and photography. She held curatorial positions at Sheldon Art Museum, Joslyn Art Museum and Northwestern University’s Block Gallery and has taught at Creighton University and in the University of Nebraska system.