Lowrey Stokes Sims+Thelma Golden+Nicola Vassell+Shantrelle P. Lewis are what I have coined "Museum Matriarchs". Lowrey Sims is the wise mother of the bunch; yet, each African Diaspora woman has curated their life to become advocates of the arts in an industry where being a woman, being young and being of African descent years ago was just a dream...until now!
She is wise, she is profound, she is the Curator at MAD, she is Lowery Stokes Sims...check her out!
Ted 2009 speaker,executive director of the Studio Museum in Harlem, Thelma Golden is a force to be reckoned with!
She's stylish, an ex-model and with all the glamour Nicola Vassell is equally educated and well-versed in the arts as Gallery Director at Deitch Projects
One part amazing, one part futuristic and a whole lot of Africana is Shantrelle P. Lewis, Director & Curator of The George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art! Check her segment out at 2:02: