Annual Convenings

2021 Black Trustee Alliance Inaugural Convening

Convening Start Date

June 15, 2021

Location

Virtual

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.

PROGRAM INCLUDES:

OPENING REMARKS

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis | Associate Professor of History of Art & Architecture, Harvard University

FIRESIDE CHAT

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

FIRESIDE CHAT

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

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