Leslie Levy is the Ardis and Robert James Executive Director of Quilt House for the International Quilt Study Center & Museum. During Levy’s leadership, the IQSCM completed its $7 million expansion that included additional storage and a beautiful 6,000 square foot gallery. To showcase more of IQSCM’s extensive collection, and highlight the ever-changing world of quilts, the Quilt House team has made it possible for visitors to enjoy a wide range of exhibitions in newly programmed space, including the Pumphrey Family Gallery located on first floor; the Beavers Terrace Gallery for smaller shows and Community Showcases; and the third floor and Laughlin Conference Room display Volunteer Showcases and quilts from our traveling collection.
To increase outreach and public awareness of Quilt House, its world renowned collection and research/programming opportunism, Levy and her team regularly attend or present at various national and international conferences; exhibitions and meetings.
Levy previously served as the executive director of the Willa Cather Foundation, an international not-for-profit organization that promotes Willa Cather’s legacy through educational programming, preservation and the arts from 2011-2014 and chief of the Consumer Protection/Antitrust Division for the Nebraska Department of Justice from 2002 – 2011.