Directors' Lecture Series: Juanita Moore (Charles Wright Museum)

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The N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art and the N'Namdi Atelier proudly present the "DIRECTORS' LECTURE SERIES"

Our inagural lecture will be by JUANITA MOORE, President & CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI).

In the coming months, the N'Namdi Center will be hosting a series of talks led by museum and cultural institution directors from Detroit and abroad.

Sept. 14 - Belinda Tate (Kalamazoo Institute of Art)
Sept. 29 - Andrew Blauvelt (Cranbrook Art Museum)
Date TBA - Salvador Salort-Pons (Detroit Institute of Art)

- Stay tuned for more dates and lecturers to be announced! -

Part of the N’Namdi Center’s ongoing Atelier project to provide Detroit and area residents educational arts programming.

Made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation, with supporting grants from the Kresge Foundation and the Erb Foundation.


Prior to assuming her current post as President & CEO of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History (Detroit, MI) she served as Executive Director of the American Jazz Museum and the Gem Theater located in the 18th & Vine Historic District (Kansas City, MO).

Ms. Moore served as founding Executive Director of the National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN). In that capacity, Ms. Moore oversaw the construction and opening of the museum located at the Lorraine Motel, the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Prior to Memphis, Ms. Moore spent several years planning and subsequently opening the National African American Museum and Cultural Center (Wilberforce, OH). As a senior member of the planning team, she was pivotal in developing a strategy and concept for building a nationally donated collection.

Ms. Moore began her career with the Ohio Historical Society, where she served as the first African American curator. She also served as Director of the Kuumba Na Nia Dance and Theatre Company. In 2014, the Association of African American Museums presented Juanita Moore with the Dr. John E. Fleming Award for lifetime achievement.
The goal of this lecture series is to provide an intimate space where the vibrant Detroit community, particularly the creative class, can engage with notable museum directors. The directors will share their goals for museum making in the 21st century, and how their respective communities can engage with these institutions. These lectures will provide an opportunity for museum directors to connect with local art collectors, patrons and influencers in Detroit's creative community.
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