Key Jo Lee, Chief of Curatorial Affairs and Public Programs, Museum of the African Diaspora
Free: Ticket Required
Beauford Delaney’s painting shifted dramatically when he left America for France, becoming more abstract and more luminous. In this lecture, Key Jo Lee guides audiences through the life and artistic transformations that occurred after Delaney, like so many other Black American artists at the time, moved from New York City to Paris in 1953.
Lee is chief of curatorial affairs and public programs at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. In this role, Lee oversees the strategic direction for the museum’s exhibitions and programs; leads globally on identifying and promoting emerging artists from the African diaspora; and works to expand MoAD’s reach and influence locally, nationally, and internationally. She is responsible for the overall management and execution of the museum’s curatorial vision, including its exhibitions, publications, and public and educational programs, and plays an important role in the organization’s outreach, communications, and digital strategy.
The annual Robert P. Madison Family Distinguished Lecture in African and African American Art is made possible with support from the Robert P. Madison Family in Memory of Leatrice Madison Endowment Fund.