Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi is an artist, art historian, and Steven and Lisa Tananbaum Curator in the department of painting and sculpture at the newly reimagined Museum of Modern Art in New York. In this virtual keynote lecture kicking off the opening of Stories We Tell: The Collection Two Ways, Nzewi will discuss his perspectives on telling an expansive and more inclusive story of 20th-and 21st-century art and his vision for the next chapter at the Museum of Modern Art.
About Ugochukwu-Smooth C. Nzewi
Nzewi was formerly curator of African art at the Cleveland Museum of Art as well as at Dartmouth College’s Hood Museum of Art in Hanover, New Hampshire. Nzewi holds a Ph.D. in art history from Emory University; a postgraduate diploma in museum and heritage studies from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa; and a bachelor’s in fine and applied arts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
As an artist, he has participated in international artists’ residencies and workshops in Africa, Europe, and the United States. Nzewi has exhibited internationally and is represented in public and private collections including the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington, D.C., and the Newark Museum, New Jersey.
Additional Program Information
This event will include real-time captioning in English using Otter, an automated text transcription application. Live American Sign Language and Spanish language interpretation will be provided by Linguabee and the Community Language Cooperative.