September 23, 2017 at 2:00pm Fisk University / 1000 17th Avenue N., Cravath Hall, 2nd Floor, Nashville, TN
Insight Series Q&A Forum Speaker:
Lauren Haynes is Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. Prior to joining Crystal Bridges in October 2016, Haynes spent nearly a decade at The Studio Museum in Harlem where she was, most recently the Associate Curator for the permanent collection. As a specialist in African-American modern and contemporary art, Haynes curated dozens of exhibitions at the Studio Museum and contemporary art institutions in New York. At the Studio Museum, Haynes oversaw the care and collection of the permanent collection as well as acquisitions and exhibitions. She is a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators and serves on the Nomination and Governance Committee. Haynes is a recipient of a 2016 Gold Rush Award from Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation.
Insight Series Q&A Forum Moderator:
Jamaal B. Sheats is Director & Curator of Fisk University Galleries and a faculty member in the Art Department. He holds an MFA from Tufts University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and a bachelor’s degree in Art from Fisk University. While Sheats has received numerous awards and accolades, including being one of five “Artists to Watch” in the Boston Globe, he was more recently one of eight Artists commissioned by the Tennessee Art Commission to create works for Nashville’s historic Music City Center.
Photo credit for headshot: King Texas