Anne Collins Smith

Anne Collins Smith

Program

CCL Class of 2021

Institution

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Title

Curator of Collections

Institution at time of Fellowship

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

Anne Collins Smith is a cultural curator, art historian, and cultural worker in the literary, visual, and performing arts. She currently serves as the Curator of Collections at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art.

Smith was the 1999–2000 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 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 exhibitions she co- organized at Spelman.

Smith’s interests include arts and the economy, arts leadership, audience development, cosmopolitanism, the evolving role of the curator, material culture, public art, visual culture, and African Diasporic continuity in artistic and cultural practices. In all that Smith undertakes in her avocation as a cultural worker, it is the uplifting and celebration of culture and shared heritage in addition to and assisting to create definition from a multitude of perspectives that drives her work.

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