"National Museum of African American History and Culture - A Place to Remember, Commemorate and Celebrate" with Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer on Feb. 24, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

"National Museum of African American History and Culture - A Place to Remember, Commemorate and Celebrate," a conversation in honor of Black History Month.

Speaker

Dr. Jacquelyn Serwer, Chief Curator, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Date

12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 24, 2016.

Location

Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

Register Online:

The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press may complete the registration form for access to cover the event.

Media Contact

Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
sande100@jhu.edu 

About the speaker

Jacquelyn Days Serwer is a curator and art historian who joined the staff of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) as Chief Curator in May 2006. At NMAAHC, she focuses primarily on building the museum’s foundational collection and developing exhibition projects for the near term, as well as planning for the museum’s new building to open on the National Mall in September 2016.

Previously she served for six years as Chief Curator of the Corcoran Gallery of Art where she coordinated all museum activities. In addition to her own projects, Serwer supervised the museum’s exhibition program and related publications, as well as the in-house and outreach activities of the Education Department. Prior to her tenure at the Corcoran, she served as Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Serwer, who taught art history at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Geneva and at Brooklyn College, received her M.A. from the University of Chicago and her Ph.D. from the City University of New York. She earned her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College. Her career as a museum professional began at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.


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Date: 
Thursday, February 18, 2016