Sandra Jackson-Dumont

Sandra Jackson-Dumont

The 2021 Bakwin Art Lecture: Sandra Jackson-Dumont

May 3, 4–5:30 PM
Virtual
Free and open to the public

The 2021 Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin Class of 1919 Art Lecture will be delivered by Sandra Jackson-Dumont, director and chief executive officer of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.

Curator, author, educator, administrator, and public advocate for reimagining the role of art museums in society, Sandra Jackson-Dumont has served since January 2020 as Director and chief executive officer of the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. She oversees all curatorial, educational, public, and operational affairs for the fast-developing institution, including realization of a 300,000-square-foot building, currently under construction in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, integrated with a new 11-acre park. Prior to taking leadership of the Lucas Museum, she held the post of Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where from 2014 through 2019 she conceived and produced institution-wide programs that served audiences from schoolchildren and teachers to artists and scholars.

Jackson-Dumont began her career at the Whitney Museum of American Art as head of School, Family, and Intergenerational Programs (1997-2000), then joined The Studio Museum in Harlem as Director of Education and Public Programs. In 2006, she became Deputy Director for Education and Public Programs and Adjunct Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum, working across the museum’s three venues while organizing exhibitions and collaborative projects of the work of artists including Theaster Gates, Titus Kaphar, LaToya Ruby Frazier, and Sondra Perry. A native of San Francisco, Jackson-Dumont earned her B.A. in art history from Sonoma State University and received her M.A. in art history from Howard University. While pursuing her career in museums, she has also taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, New York University, and the University of Washington.

About the lecture: The Bakwin Lecture is delivered by an artist, art historian, or curator who is making significant impact in the field. Past speakers have included Dr. William Wallace, Wangechi Mutu, and El Antsui.

Please register in advance.

For more information, please contact:

ls2@wellesley.edu

Generously supported by:

the Bakwin Art Lecture fund

Image Credit:

Rebecca Schear