Calendar: Scholl Lecture Series: Sandra Jackson-Dumont on Kerry James Marshall

Event Description

Join us as we welcome Sandra Jackson-Dumont, Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, for our third Scholl Lecture of the season. Jackson-Dumont will highlight her extensive work on and knowledge of artist Kerry James Marshall, gathered while producing the symposium and publication Kerry James Marshall: A Creative Convening.  She will detail Marshall's commitment to presenting powerful and centrally visible Black bodies and his insistence on #blackexcellence while emphasizing the important role of museums as sites to discuss resounding public issues. Kerry James Marshall's work Campfire Girls, 1995, on loan from the De Ying Foundation, is currently on view as part of collection exhibition The Gift of Art in the second floor Nedra and Ron Kalish Gallery.

Please note: Although we would love to have him, Kerry James Marshall will not be physically present at this discussion.

Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of the publication Kerry James Marshall: A Creative Convening, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, while supplies last.

Sandra Jackson-Dumont is the Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education at the Metropolitan Museum of Art—the largest museum in the western hemisphere.  Jackson-Dumont is responsible for the vision and management of education, public programs, the live arts/performance, audience development, and academic programs. Her work encompasses a wide range of experiences designed for a diverse cross-section of audiences. 

She was formerly the Deputy Director for Education + Public Programs and Adjunct Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum (SAM).  She had strategic oversight of programming at SAM's three sites—Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park.  Prior to her appointment at SAM, Jackson-Dumont worked at the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Whitney Museum of American Art among other cultural organizations.

Known for her ability to blur the lines between academia, popular culture, and non-traditional art-going communities, Jackson-Dumont is invested in curating experiences that foster dynamic exchanges between art/artists, past/present, public/private and people/places. She has organized numerous exhibitions, lectures, performances, symposia and education initiatives and she has contributed essays to a host of publications and worked with numerous artists.

Past projects have included: Sondra Perry: Eclogue for [in]HABITABILITY in 2017; Brenna Youngblood: Abstracted Realities in 2015/16; LaToya Ruby Frazier: Born By a River in 2014; machupicchu afterdark,  a site-specific installation by  contemporary Afro- Peruvian artist William Cordova in 2013/14; We Will Blow the Roof Off The Mother, a site-specific  installation for the Seattle Art Museum  Olympic Sculpture  Park in 2013; Theaster Gates: The Listening Room in 2011; Record Store, a roving social practice project initially  installed in an urban storefront  in partnership  with Olson  Kundig Architects  featuring listening parties hosted by a wide  cross-section of  artists, curators, community/public figures, cultural producers and others in 2011/12; Xenobia Bailey: the aesthetics of funk  an exhibition at the  Northwest African  American Museum in 2011; Titus Kaphar: History in the Making in 2009.