Lauren Haynes

Lauren Haynes


CCL/SMH 2021-2023


Queens Museum


Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs

Institution at time of Fellowship

Queens Museum

Lauren Haynes is the Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Queens Museum. Previously, she was the Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Prior to joining the Nasher, Haynes was Director of Artist Initiatives and Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas. Haynes led the curatorial team for State of the Art 2020, the second iteration of State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (2014), which opened at both Crystal Bridges and the Momentary in February 2020. Haynes’s recent curatorial projects include Kenny Rivero: The Floor is Crooked (2021); Crystal Bridges at 10 (2021); Sarah Cain: In Nature (2021); Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today (2019) and The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art (2018). Prior to joining Crystal Bridges, Haynes spent nearly a decade at The Studio Museum in Harlem. As a specialist in African-American contemporary art, Haynes curated dozens of exhibitions at the Studio Museum and contemporary art institutions in New York. Haynes was a 2018 Center for Curatorial Leadership fellow and a recipient of a 2020 ArtTable New Leadership Award.

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