WellDIRECTED: Thelma Golden

WellDIRECTED: Thelma Golden Thursday, February 25 at 6:30PM
Arman Residence, New York City, NY
Tickets: $125

WellDIRECTED connects the KMA community with leading museum directors from the New York Metro area and beyond. The next lecture in this series will be led by special guest, Thelma Golden, Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Space is very limited. To purchase your tickets and reserve a spot, please contact Sarah Marshall at  914-767-2961 or


Thelma’s curatorial journey started at the Whitney Museum in 1988, just one year after college. She was a co-curator of the 1993 Whitney Biennial, a landmark exhibition that showcased overtly political art made by a significant percentage of nonwhite artists and paved the way for topics of race, gender and identity to be discussed institutionally. Golden burst into the limelight as a solo curator with The Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art at the Whitney in 1994. Brilliantly imagined and carefully envisioned, the show cemented her reputation as a formidable and fearless curator.

In 2005, Golden became Director and Chief Curator of the Studio Museum in Harlem, re-dedicating the institution to forward-facing art from all corners of the African Diaspora. She keeps an eye on young and developing artists, while using the Studio Museum to write the history of collecting and art-making in Harlem and around the world. Golden is an active guest curator, writer, lecturer, juror, and advisor. In 2009 she presented "How Art Gives Shape to Cultural Change" at the TED conference's 25th Anniversary gathering in Palm Springs, California.

The evening will be hosted by Corice Arman, whose life in the arts has intersected with many major figures of the art world intelligentsia. Her husband was the legendary French artist known simply as Arman, and his work now fills their extraordinary residence. It promises to be a memorable evening.