58th Annual Juried Competition: Juror's Talk

58th Annual Juried Competition: Juror's Talk

Date: 12-Mar-2021
Capacity: 1 (0% booked)


The Juror for the 58th Annual Juried Competition, Dr. Kelli Morgan, will give a virtual juror’s talk via Zoom to discuss her process for jurying the exhibition. During this talk, Dr. Morgan will announce the prize winners for the competition. Slides of some of the works in the exhibition will also be shared during the presentation. Please join us virtually on March 12 at 5:30 PM to hear Dr. Morgan’s talk and learn a bit about this exhibition.

The exhibition will be on view from February 25 – May 8, 2021, at the Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum, located at 1051 Chenault Park Road in Monroe.

A bit of information about our 58th Annual Juror, Dr. Kelli Morgan:
Originally from Detroit, MI., Dr. Kelli Morgan is a curator, author, educator, and social justice activist.
She earned her doctorate in Afro-American Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Public History – Museum Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass).
Specializing in critical-race curatorial analyses, her interdisciplinary research focuses on Black women’s visual narratives. Most recently, her work has demonstrated how traditional art history and museum practice uphold white supremacy and maintain white cultural hegemony. She’s held curatorial positions at the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields where she recontextualized American collections to illuminate systemic racism and structural inequities to encourage responsible approaches to museum DEI initiatives.
Currently, Dr. Morgan is an independent curator and art consultant.

Pictured: Jennifer Robison, Wavelengths Between Us, 2020, Archival pigment print with morpho butterfly specimen