External Advisory Group

Pioneering a
More Equitable and
Diverse Art World. 

Comprised of curators, directors, world-class artists and scholars, our External Advisory Group understands what it takes to lead in the art industry and is committed to your success.  Whether sharing innovative practices in professional development, or discussing the courses and internships that can launch your career, we work with our External Advisory Group in order to best serve you.


Rod Bigelow
Rod Bigelow, M.B.A.
Executive Director and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Rico Chapman
Rico Chapman, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean and Director, Humanities Ph.D. Program, Clark Atlanta University

Krista Clark
Krista Clark, M.F.A.
Instructor of Art and Program Director, Morehouse College

James Cuno
James Cuno, Ph.D.
President and CEO, J. Paul Getty Trust

Thelma Golden
Thelma Golden
Director and Chief Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem

Sean Green

Heather Hart, M.F.A
Visual Artist

Kellie Jones
Kellie Jones, Ph.D.
Hans Hoffman Professor of Modern Art, Department of Art History and Archaeology and the Institute for Research in African American Studies, Columbia University

Denise Murrell
Denise Murrell, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Associate Curator, 19th- and 20th-century Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Franklin Sirmans, Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Amy Sherald
Amy Sherald, M.F.A.
Artist, Hauser & Wirth

Franklin Sirmans
Franklin Sirmans
Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Anne Collins Smith
Curator of Collections, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Randall Suffolk
Randall Suffolk
Director, High Museum of Art

Deborah Willis
Deborah Willis, Ph.D.
University Professor and Chair, Department of Photography & Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

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