Virtual | June 1, 2021 – The Black Trustee Alliance for Art Museums is proud to announce its Inaugural Convening cosponsored by the J. Paul Getty Trust which will be held on Tuesday, June 15 via Zoom.
BTA’s Annual Convenings are members-only days of engaging conversations such as fireside chats, panels, guided tours, and small group discussions with leaders from the arts and cultural community.
During this year’s gathering, we will consider how Black trustees can actively support their museum Directors’ diversification efforts. We will also hear about the breadth of projects Black curators are working on today, and how trustees can be most supportive of their plans. The convening will conclude with a virtual dance party.
Sarah Elizabeth Lewis | Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University
Mellody Hobson | Co-CEO & President, Ariel Investments
Darren Walker | President, Ford Foundation
PANEL WITH Q&A: CURATORIAL INTENTION
Kellie Jones, moderator | Curator and Professor of Art History & Archeology, Columbia University
LeRonn Brooks | Associate Curator for Modern & Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute
Jordan Carter | Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, Art Institute of Chicago
Thomas Lax | Curator of Media & Performance, Museum of Modern Art
Elizabeth Alexander | President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Rashid Johnson | Artist and Trustee, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
PANEL WITH Q&A: LEADERSHIP MATTERS
Thelma Golden, moderator | Director, The Studio Museum in Harlem
Sandra Jackson-Dumont | Director & CEO, Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Courtney J. Martin | Director, Yale Center for British Art
Franklin Sirmans | Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami
VIRTUAL DANCE PARTY
DJ Reborn | Founder, DJs for Justice