Naima J. Keith

Naima J. Keith Wins 2017 David C. Driskell Prize

The deputy director of exhibitions and programs at the California African American Museum, Naima J. Keith has won the thirteenth David C. Driskell Prize in African American Art and Art History. Previously a curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Keith was hired at CAAM just last year.

Established by the High Museum of Art in 2005, the David C. Driskell Prize is the first national award to honor and celebrate the field of art of the African diaspora. Named for the renowned African American artist and art scholar, the prize recognizes a US-based artist or scholar in the beginning or middle of his or her career whose artistic practice or scholarly work makes an original and important contribution to the visual arts and study of art of the African diaspora. A cash award of $25,000 accompanies the prize.

Keith will receive the award in a celebration on April 28 at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia.