Maurita Poole (CCL 2020) has been name director of the Newcomb Art Museum at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisana.
Poole has been the director and curator of the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum since 2015. While at the Clark, she oversaw the Tina Dunkley Fellowship in American Art, a collaborative Diversity in Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) involving Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), and the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University. In addition, she developed the Black Optics Artist Residency, a program that connects artists of African descent from the American South to artists and institutions in Guadeloupe.
Robin Forman, Tulane’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said “I am excited to watch the Newcomb Art Museum’s progress under Maurita’s leadership. She has done fabulous work at the Clark Atlanta University Art Museum and has the perfect background to ensure NAM continues to do work that is relevant, provocative and inspiring, and engages audiences that reach across our entire campus and New Orleans.”
Congratulations, Maurita! Read more about the new role here.