Marla J. Kinney has been donating her time to Mia for two decades, first as a research assistant and later as a curatorial fellow. She has contributed to a number of catalogues and exhibitions, organizing shows on such topics as Félix Bracquemond’s birds, tiny Renaissance prints (title: “Actual Size”), the L’Estampe Originale portfolio, and Minnesotans Wanda Gág and Elizabeth Olds. The exhibition “Eat, Prey” (about birds of prey) brought together everything from a Georg Baselitz eagle to a stuffed snowy owl. The show “Color Woodcuts in the Arts and Crafts Era” was prompted by her personal mission to build up Mia’s collection of color woodcuts. She honed her accessible writing style during her formative career as managing editor at Mpls-St.Paul Magazine. She received a B.A. in English from Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.