Oberlin College and Conservatory

First Thursday: Naima J. Keith

Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:45pm to 7:30pm

Allen Memorial Art Museum
87 North Main Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

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.

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Arts, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops


Academic, Art, Administrative, Allen Memorial Art Museum





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Jill Greenwood

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