Anne Collins Smith

Anne Collins Smith, C’96 has been the Curator of Collections at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art since 2003. She is a cultural curator, art historian, and cultural worker in the literary, visual, and performing arts. Smith received a bachelor’s of art degree in English and art from Spelman College and a master’s of art degree in visual arts administration from New York University. Smith was a Romare Bearden Fellow at the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College where she curated The Space Between: Artists Engaging Race and Syncretism (2003).

Smith has curated the permanent collection exhibitions Showcase & Tell (2009), Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection (2013), and PRESENCE: Meditations on the Spelman College Collection (2019). Maren Hassinger . . . Dreaming (2015) and Howardena Pindell (2015) are among the other exhibitions she has co-organized. Smith has participated in the Art Leaders of Metro Atlanta; Independent Curators International’s Curatorial Intensive; Getty Leadership Institute’s Museum Leaders: The Next Generation; Association of Art Museum Curator’s Mentorship program, and the BURNAWAY Art Writers Mentorship program. She serves on the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) Arts Council and the board of trustees of the Association of Art Museum Curators.

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