Thursday, November 1, 2018 to Friday, November 2, 2018

Location: King Sculpture Court (directions)

Naima J. Keith
Photo credit: Courtesy of Naima J. Keith

Curatorial leaders in the fields of African, African American, and diasporic art gather for a daylong symposium titled “Creating Space: Curating Black Art Now.” Through formal presentations, object talks by students, and a panel of alumni, the symposium itself creates a space to talk about what it means to curate black art today, and how the museum itself is challenged and changed through a focus on works by artists of color.

Participants include Naima J. Keith, California African American Museum; independent curator Niama Safia Sandy; Lauren Haynes ’05, curator of contemporary art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art; Abbe Schriber ’09, PhD candidate at Columbia University; Alexandra Nicome ’17, interpretation fellow at the Walker Art Center; and Kantara Souffrant ’08, visiting assistant professor of art history at Oberlin College.

No pre-registration is required.


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