By Any Means Speaker Series: Dr. Kelli Morgan

Event information

March 23, 2024
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location
The Frick Art Museum Auditorium
Cost:
Free with advance registration
Description:

Join us for a conversation on art and society with the "By Any Means" speaker series, a collaborative project between The Frick Pittsburgh and ALMA | LEWIS. Our third session, featuring curator, educator, and social justice activist Dr. Kelli Morgan, takes place on March 23, 2024.

 

The program will be followed by a reception in The Frick Art Museum rotunda.

 
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By Any Means Speaker Series: Dr. Kelli Morgan

"To Turn Adversity into Advancement"

In this lecture, Dr. Kelli Morgan discusses specific strategies she has employed to transform adverse conditions into opportunities for advancement for students, colleagues, and the field of African American art and visual culture at large.

About Dr. Kelli Morgan

Dr. Kelli Morgan is the recently appointed Senior Curator and Interim Vice-President of Exhibitions and Programs at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit, MI. Over the last decade, her scholarly commitment to the investigation of anti-blackness within American art and visual culture has demonstrated how traditional art history and museum practice work specifically to uphold white supremacy.

Besides her own curatorial experience, she mentors emerging curators and regularly trains staff at various museums to foster best practices in collection management, exhibitions, community engagement, and fundraising. She is a leading and influential voice in furthering museum practice and has previously held curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

By Any Means Schedule

November 11, 2023
Jessica Lynne, art critic and writer

January 20, 2024
Michael Findlay, director at Acquavella Galleries and author

March 23, 2024
Dr. Kelli Morgan, curator, educator, and social justice activist

May 11, 2024
Martha Jackson Jarvis, sculptor and mixed-media artist

Learn More

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ALMA | LEWIS (A | L) is an experimental, contemporary art platform for critical thinking, constructive dialogue, and creative expression dedicated to Black culture. Formerly incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2017, A | L established a physical space in the fall of 2021 in the East End of Pittsburgh.

Learn more at almalewis.org

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