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The Root Names Leslie King-Hammond Among the "Black Women Who Rule the Art Scene"

Center for Race and Culture Director Actively Showcases Black Artists' Work

Posted 03.21.11 by MICA communications

MICA's Center for Race and Culture Director Leslie King-Hammond

The Root said Leslie King-Hammond is "a foremost authority on African-American art and culture" in a piece about "Black Women Who Rule the Art Scene."

King-Hammond, graduate dean emeritus and founding director of MICA's Center for Race and Culture, is an active curator who recently hosted the THINK TANK: New Directions in African American Art - Transformative Aesthetic Curriculum Design conference at the College and hung the lauded Global Africa Project exhibition at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

The Root praised her efforts in her role at the Center for Race and Culture, where she "invites scholars, doctoral candidates, artists, critics, musicians, actors and historians to research or create events that focus on the aesthetic dynamics of race and culture in order to break down racial barriers, build bridges of cultural understanding and prepare students for leadership roles in the international art world."