Naima J. Keith, deputy director of the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, delivers the keynote address for “Creating Space: Curating Black Art Now,” a daylong symposium taking place Friday, November 2 focused on the foregrounding of African, African American, and diasporic art in museums today.
Keith was recently named cocurator of the next iteration of Prospect, a prominent art triennial that takes place around the city of New Orleans. Previously a curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Keith joined CAAM in 2016, and has since revitalized the institution, with exhibitions and programs that prioritize cutting-edge contemporary African American art and issues of social justice.
Presented with support from the Art History Baldwin Endowment.
Galleries remain open until 7:30 p.m. A free program is presented in the King Sculpture Court, followed by a reception with light refreshments in the East Gallery.