Lisa Yun Lee

Updated
30 Nov 2016

Lisa Yun Lee is director of the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and executive director of the National Public Housing Museum. She is co-founder of the Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council, an organization dedicated to creating spaces for dialogue and dissent and for reinvigorating civil society. Lee is co-chair of the Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy at UIC, and serves on the national boards of The American Alliance of Museums, Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, and the Chicago Board of Directors of 3Arts. As a writer, Lee has published articles about feminism, and the connections among museums, diversity, and sustainability, as well as strategies for creating democratic spaces. Lee served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation in 2012, 2013, and 2017.