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.

MEET OUR TEAM (2022-2023)


Liz Andrews, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

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
Visual Arts Department Chair & Assistant Professor, Morehouse College


Derek Fordjour, M.F.A
Artist, Fordjour Studio; Founder, Contemporary Arts Memphis


Sean Green
Founder & CEO, ARTERNAL


Heather Hart, M.F.A
Artist, Heather Hart Studio; Assistant Professor, Rutgers University; co-Founder, Black Lunch Table

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


Loria Oliver
Director of Development and Membership, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art & The Momentary

Amy Sherald
Amy Sherald, M.F.A.
Artist, Amy Sherald Studio

Franklin Sirmans
Franklin Sirmans
Director, Pérez Art Museum Miami

Randall Suffolk
Randall Suffolk
Director, High Museum of Art


Danille K. Taylor
Interim Director, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum; Professor, African American Studies, Clark Atlanta University

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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