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On the Rise: 47 Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in 2019

On the Rise: 47 Curators and Arts Leaders Who Took on New Appointments in 2019

  BLACK CURATORS have risen to significant positions at important institutions in the United States and internationally over the past year. In a field where people of color have historically been underrepresented, this 2019 listing of new curatorial and arts leadership appointments demonstrates the growing influence of people of African descent in the visual arts....
In the Wake of His Passing, Fellow Curators Pay Tribute to Okwui Enwezor with Outpouring of Remembrances and Respect

In the Wake of His Passing, Fellow Curators Pay Tribute to Okwui Enwezor with Outpouring of Remembrances and Respect

Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019)   THE RANKS OF BLACK CURATORS in the art world, while expanding, are relatively thin. Nearly every one has a connection to Okwui Enwezor (1963-2019), whether they were close with him or worked with him, or only of knew him and his work. Enwezor, the renowned curator and critic, died March 15....
Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi Appointed Curator in Painting and Sculpture Department at Museum of Modern Art

Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi Appointed Curator in Painting and Sculpture Department at Museum of Modern Art

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MoMA) has hired Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi. He is joining the New York City museum as the first Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. Nzewi will be involved with all aspects of the department’s planning, programming, and scholarship, including acquisitions, developing exhibitions and catalogs, and...
Next: 23 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2017

Next: 23 Art Curators to Watch Who Took on New Appointments in 2017

THE ART, EXHIBITIONS, AND PROGRAMMING featured in museums and cultural institutions are largely shaped, guided and decided upon by curators, an elite group lacking racial and ethnic diversity. A recent survey from the Mellon Foundation found that representation for black curators (and conservators, educators and leaders) in the museum sector is dismal—just 4 percent. To...
Historic Appointment: Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is Joining Cleveland Museum of Art as Curator of African Art

Historic Appointment: Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is Joining Cleveland Museum of Art as Curator of African Art

  THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART announced the appointment of Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi as curator of African Art. The museum has a significant collection of more than 300 works of traditional art from sub-Saharan Africa, including a broad selection of masks and figurative sculpture from West and Central Africa. An artist, art historian and curator,...