Circles Presents Museum Maker of the Moment: Tuliza Fleming, Curator of American Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture (Smithsonian Institution)

Jan 4, 2018, 5:30pm

Visual Art and the American Experience: Creating an Art Gallery in a History and Culture Museum
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Lecture

Circles of Support members are invited to an evening with Tuliza Fleming at Phoenix Art Museum on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Dr. Fleming will speak on the creation and thematic structure of the collection and gallery of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Dr. Tuliza Fleming is a curator specializing in American art at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.  During her tenure, she was instrumental in building the Museum’s American art collection, served as the lead curator for the exhibition Visual Art and the American Experience, and co-curated Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment

Her publications include:

  • “Visual Art and the American Experience: Creating an Art Gallery in a History and Culture Museum,” Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges 
  • “Cover Stories: The Fusion of Art and Literature During the Harlem Renaissance,” Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and The Shaping of America
  • “The Convergence of Aesthetics, Politics and Culture: Jeff Donaldson’s Wives of Shango,” AfriCOBRA: Philosophy
  • “The ‘Museum Baby’ Grows Up: Being a Curator of Color in a Monochromatic Art Museum World,” Breaking Racial Barriers: African American Portraits in the Harmon Foundation Collection.

Space is limited. RSVP by Thursday, December 28, 2017, by contacting circles@phxart.org or 602-257-2115.

Not a Circles member? Join here or call the Circles of Support office at (602) 257-2115.

Circles Presents is generously sponsored by Roberta Aidem and Arizona Bank & Trust.

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