Thelma Golden

Thelma Golden

Director and Chief Curator

Thelma Golden's keynotes reflect significantly around her art history background, giving her a completely creative approach in examining the effects and influences of art on society and culture.

Knowing exactly what she wanted to do from a very young age, Golden landed a job soon after college at the Whitney Museum in 1991, and soon after became co-curator of the 1993 Whitney Biennial show, which was a political show based solely on black females.

Not one to shy away from debatable issues and political topics, Golden garnered her first solo curating position with 'The Black Male' in 1994. Continuing to leave her mark amongst curators and artists, Golden then went on to become executive director for the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2005.

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