Kimberly Drew: Arnold Newman Distinguished Lecturer in Photography
Kimberly Drew, Writer, Curator, Activist
Join Kimberly Drew for a discussion of photography’s central role in Hank Willis Thomas’s work, and a consideration of the medium’s historical and new uses in the popular press, advertising, and social media. Drew received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, and she first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time there inspired the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art and sparked her interest in social media. Drew’s writing has appeared in Vogue, Glamour, W, Teen Vogue, and Lenny Letter, and she has executed Instagram takeovers for Prada, The White House, and Instagram. Drew recently left her role as the Social Media Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is the author of two books, Black Futures, which she is co-editing with Jenna Wortham, and This Is What I Know About Art. Both books are due in 2020. You can follow Drew at @museummammy on Instagram and Twitter.
Sponsored by the Arnold & Augusta Newman Foundation.
Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal…
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