Guest Curator

Naima Keith Selects Her Favorite Works on Saatchi Art

We’re thrilled to have Studio Museum Harlem’s Naima Keith curating an exclusive collection of art as part of our ongoing Guest Curator series. Discover her selection of works on Saatchi Art below.


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Naima Keith
Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Naima J. Keith is an Assistant Curator at the Studio Museum in Harlem where she has recently organized Collected. Ritual (2011), John Outterbridge: The Rag Factory (2011) and acted as institutional curator of the multi-venue collaboration Caribbean: Crossroads of the World (2012).

She comes to the Studio Museum from a position as Curatorial Fellow at the Hammer Museum, where, from 2008 to 2011, she worked closely with curator Kellie Jones on Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles 1960-1980.

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Naima received a BA from Spelman College in 2003 and an MA in art history at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2005.

Her essays have been featured in publications for The Studio Museum in Harlem and the University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara.

She began her curatorial career in 2003 as an intern at the Studio Museum, and has worked at the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and LA><ART, where she curated Nicole Miller: The Conductor (2009).

She has taught at the University of Missouri, Loyola Marymount University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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