Faculty + Staff

Get to know the people that make our art history and curatorial studies program possible.

 

Inaugural Director
cfinley5@spelman.edu

A prize-winning author, widely-published academic and supported by some of the most respected scholarly institutions throughout the world, Dr. Finley is a specialist in the art market, currently researching global art economy.

 

Program Manager
rachel.brown@spelman.edu

With nearly a decade of Higher Education Administration experience specifically in Visual Arts, she has an unwavering commitment to shaping the next generation of African American art professionals.


 

Program Coordinator
lauren.harris@spelman.edu

As an arts management professional, curator and program development manager, she brings her innovative and progressive approach from previous experience in some of the nation’s largest art scenes.

Andrea Barnwell Brownlee

 

Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and Senior Strategist, AUC Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective
abarnwell@spelman.edu

An art historian, curator, writer, and the recipient of several distinguished scholarly awards, she is widely recognized for her groundbreaking exhibitions and seminal publications.


 

Assistant Professor and Program Director
krista.clark@morehouse.edu

With interests in the commodification of space and building aesthetics, her works question universal standards, and have garnered many local and national recognitions.

Yasmine Espert

 

Visiting Professor, Art History
yasmine.espert@spelman.edu

A doctoral candidate at Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology, her research and interests include cinema, ritual, sexuality and research methods of scholar-artists.


Christopher Hickey

 

Professor of Art
chickey@cau.edu

As a professor of art at Clark Atlanta University, he teaches studio art with a focus on printmaking and drawing. His works have been featured in numerous juried exhibitions — regional and international.

 

Associate Professor, Art History
aola@spelman.edu

With an interest in visual satires of power in Africa, Dr. Ola is an associate professor of art history at Spelman College who joins us with a myriad of national and international awards, recognitions and publications.


 

CAU Art Museum Director and Curator
mpoole@cau.edu

As director and curator at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, Dr. Poole strengthens the organization’s infrastructure, and is committed to providing opportunities for the next generation of museum professionals.

Bernida Webb-Binder

 

Assistant Professor, Art History and Curatorial Studies
bwebbbin@spelman.edu

Previously serving as gallery educator at Phillips Collection, Dr. Webb-Binder’s primary research focuses on Pacific art and blackness in Diasporic art and visual culture in the U.S.


Jasmine Wilson

 

Graduate Research Assistant, Art History and Curatorial Studies
jasminewilson@spelman.edu

An arts administrator, writer, and graduate student from Atlanta, GA. Her commitment to visual culture spans four years of internships, fellowships, museum work, and involvement in Atlanta’s creative community.