ATLANTA, GA — Spelman College recently announced that Liz Andrews, an artist, curator and museum professional, has joined them as the new executive director of its Museum of Fine Art.
“For decades, the Spelman Museum has celebrated art by women of African descent. We are thrilled to welcome a museum professional as talented as Dr. Andrews to lead the important curatorial and education work at the museum,” said the president of Spelman, Mary Schmidt Campbell.
Andrews is a museum professional who has worked in colleges and arts organizations across the nation. Andrews’ work is focused on the harmony of art and social justice.
Her dissertation, “Envisioning President Barack Obama,” focused on the role of visual images in the 2008 election. She insists that elections are about more than voting for presidents. They are also a place where cultural values are visualized and contested.
“I am honored to take on this role at such an exciting time for the arts at Spelman College and a moment of great change for museums, arts, and culture,” said Andrews.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in American studies from Wesleyan University, and Master’s Degree in politics from the Tisch School of the Arts, and a Ph.D. in cultural studies from George Mason University.
Andrews has spent her last five years as the executive administrator in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During her time there, she expanded her role to join projects across museum departments and curate exhibitions.
Andrews will open two shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art with co-curator Christine Y. Kim this fall. The shows are titled; “Obama Portraits Tour” and a companion exhibition, “Black American Portraits”.
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