Kurt Dewhurst

Kurt Dewhurst
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Arts, Humanities and Museums

Director of Arts and Cultural Initiatives


As curator of folk life and cultural heritage for MSU, Kurt Dewhurst is an expert on the intersection of arts and culture, and is one of the founders of the Great Lakes Folk Festival. Dewhurst was instrumental in fostering a curatorial relationship between the MSU Museum and the Nelson Mandela Museum in South Africa, and he was responsible for the MSU premiere of an international exhibit, "Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks: Children’s Letters, Global Lessons.”