Curator of American Art
Tuliza Fleming is the Curator of American Art at the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC). She played a critical role in building the Museum’s art collection, served as lead curator for the inaugural exhibition Visual Art and the American Experience (2016), curated Clementine Hunter: Life on Melrose Plantation (2018), and co-curated Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment (2010). Prior to her current position, she was the Associate Curator of American Art at the Dayton Art Institute where she organized exhibitions such as The Glass of Louis Comfort Tiffany and Monet and the Age of American Impressionism.
Fleming received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Maryland. Her publications include “Visual Art and the American Experience: Creating an Art Gallery in a History and Culture Museum,” Art and Public History: Approaches, Opportunities, and Challenges; “Cover Stories: The Fusion of Art and Literature During the Harlem Renaissance,” Dream a World Anew: The African American Experience and The Shaping of America; “The Convergence of Aesthetics, Politics and Culture: Jeff Donaldson’s Wives of Shango,” AfriCOBRA: Philosophy; and Breaking Racial Barriers: African American Portraits in the Harmon Foundation Collection.