February 19, 2020 at the Boston Athenæum.
In partnership with the Network for Art Administrators of Color Boston (NAAC).
Join us for an artful conversation with three preeminent leaders catalyzing change in Boston to make its cultural landscape more inclusive and supportive of Black women artists. Representing backgrounds ranging from music and museums, to the public art sector and philanthropy, our experts and advocates will explore their views on the importance and necessity of the work they’re doing to empower Black women artists. The Athenæum is excited and fortunate to welcome Lyndsay Allyn Cox, Director of Theater Arts at the Boston Center for the Arts, Catherine T. Morris, Founder and Executive Director of Boston Art & Music Soul (BAMS) Fest and Manager of Public Programs at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and Courtney D. Sharpe, Director of Cultural Planning for the City of Boston, as our featured guests. The event will be interspersed with performances by Boston-based Black women artists, including movement and dance artist Victoria Awkward, musician Allegra Fletcher, poet and organizer Amanda Shea, and Miss Massachusetts USA 2020 Sabrina Victor.
This lively conversation moderated by Polly Thayer Starr Fellow in American Art & Culture Theo Tyson will feature performances by local Boston artists, co-selected by our partner and co-producer, the Network for Art Administrators of Color (NAAC). The NAAC Boston is an ArtsBoston program that was established to enhance the visibility of professionals of color in Greater Boston’s arts and culture sector, as well as widen the leadership pipeline and highlight opportunities for professional and personal growth in the field.