Naima Keith

Naima Keith Will Leave Studio Museum in Harlem to Serve as Deputy Director at California African American Museum

The Studio Museum in Harlem’s curator, Naima Keith, will be leaving her job to begin a new role as deputy director for exhibitions and programs at the California African American Museum in LA’s Exposition Park, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Carolina A. Miranda.

At the Studio Museum, Keith was responsible for curating “Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974–1989,” which represented the artist’s first museum survey, and also organized “Rodney McMillian: Views of Main Street,” which is opening in one month. Keith comes from Los Angeles, and obtained an MA at UCLA.

The California African American Museum operated without any director for about one year after Charmaine Jefferson stepped down in July of 2014 and until executive director George Davis was hired this past summer.