Studio Museum Appoints Naima J. Keith as Assistant Curator

The Studio Museum in Harlem has announced the appointment of Naima J. Keith as Assistant Curator.

Naima J. Keith comes to the Studio Museum from a position as Curato- rial Fellow at Los Angeles’s Hammer Museum, where, since 2008, she has worked closely with curator Kellie Jones on Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960–1980 (October 2, 2011–January 8, 2012). Keith received a BA from Spelman College in 2003 and an MA in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2005. Her essays have been featured in publications for The Studio Museum in Harlem and the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara. She began her curatorial career in 2003 as an intern at the Studio Museum, and has worked at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and LAXART, where she curated Nicole Miller: The Conductor (2009). She has taught at the University of Mis- souri, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Founded in 1968, The Studio Museum in Harlem is a contemporary art museum that focuses on the work of artists of African descent locally, nationally and globally, as well as work that has been inspired and influenced by African-Amer- ican culture. The Museum is committed to serving as a unique resource in the local community, and in national and international arenas, by making artworks and exhibitions concrete and personal for each viewer.

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