University of Michigan Museum of Art’s University Learning brings anti-racist education with the arts into all of our hundreds of engagements with university classes throughout the year. We use the university’s art collection critically as a historical catalogue of practices of exclusion and injustice, and we feature works by artists who challenge and disrupt those practices and help us better understand the history of racism./
Our practice is greatly informed by our steady work with university classes and programs that are our allies in advancing our understanding of the histories of racism and other forms of exclusion, and we endeavor to bring this important angle for understanding the history of the arts into our work with all university classes.
I am the Curator for University Learning and Programs at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA). I build curricular engagements between UMMA’s art collection and hundreds of university classes and work on collaborative research and exhibition projects with faculty. I have been leading UMMA’s engagements with university learning and research since 2012. I have a Ph.D. in German Studies and a graduate certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan.