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Visiting Artist Lecture with La Keisha Leek


Visiting Artist Lecture:

La Keisha Leek


La Keisha Leek is a Brooklyn-based arts professional and Manager for the Kenan Project in Public Programs and Engagement at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Prior to relocating to NY, she produced exhibitions and projects throughout the City of Chicago. She was a Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Curatorial Fellow (2016) and a Chicago Artists Coalition HATCH Projects Curatorial Resident (2014–2015). From 2012–2015, she was the Executive Administrator and Special Projects Manager to Theaster Gates where she provided day-to-day administration to the artist, in addition to coordinating programs and visiting artist residencies. Her publication How to Make A Hood (Candor Arts, 2015) is a meditation on the misconceptions of Black bodies and their environment, and lives as an extension of the 2014 exhibition of the same title. The publication has been acquired by special collections including The Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, Yale University; Houghton Library, Harvard University; Pacific Northwest College of Art; Thomas J. Watson Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; and New York Public Library. She received her BA in Art History from Columbia College Chicago.



Friday, September 21, 2018
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Luther Barn auction ring
19 Furnace Bank Road
Wassaic, NY 12592


Earlier Event: August 25
Open Studios in August
Later Event: September 22
Open Studios in September