Participants/ Naima J. Keith

Deputy Director for Exhibitions and Programs at the California African American Museum

Naima J. Keith is an internationally recognized curator specializing in American and international contemporary art. Before her recent appointment as Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the California African American Museum, she was Associate Curator at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she produced a number of critically-acclaimed solo shows of artists such as Titus Kaphar, Samuel Levi Jones, and the notable Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989. She has lectured at the Zoma Contemporary Art Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (2014); Columbia University (2014); The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) (2013); and Brooklyn Museum (2012). Her essays have been featured in publications for The Studio Museum in Harlem, Hammer Museum, LAXART, MoMA PS1, and NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art. Naima received a Bachelor of Arts from Spelman College and an Master of Arts in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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