Ashley James, new curator at Brooklyn Museum

Ashley James

The Brooklyn Museum has announced the appointment of Ashley James as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. James will be the curatorial lead on the upcoming exhibition “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power, 1963-83,” organized by the Tate Modern in London.

Ashley James comes to the Brooklyn Museum from the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Museum of Modern Art where she was a Mellon Research Consortium fellow.

James is a Ph.D. candidate in the Departments of African American Studies and  English Literature, and the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Yale University. She holds an M.A. and an M.Phil. in English literature and  African American Studies from Yale, where she co-curated the 2014 University Art Gallery exhibition “Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Allan Chasanoff Collection.”

Photo credit: Jonathan Dorado

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Friday, August 18, 2017