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Expert Profile


Kayla G. Coleman






Position Type:



United States of America

Years in the field:

11 – 15 Years

Areas of Expertise

Administrative Support, Diversity, Education, Exhibits development, Grants/Foundational Giving, Outreach and Public Engagement, Professional Development, Research & Evaluation

Kayla G. Coleman is an art historian, curator, educator, writer, and public art advocate who specializes in Modern and Contemporary art by Black artists in the United States and the Caribbean. Her work is rooted in topics that include access, post-colonialism, gentrification, and the intersections of marginalizations. Kayla received an AS in Gallery & Museum Studies and Photography from Queensborough Community College, a BA in Art History from Brooklyn College, and a MA in Art History from the City College of New York.Since beginning her career, Kayla has held positions at the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Studio Museum in Harlem, New York Historical Society, WhiteBox, and BronxArtSpace. She has delivered lectures and panels at Wofford College, Brooklyn College, BronxArtSpace, and the New York African Studies Association. She has contributed writing and research for books, magazines, and catalogues including publications on Alma Thomas and Bettye Saar.Passionate about Human and Civil Rights, Kayla has worked in community organizing around racism, prison reform, housing rights, immigration, abortion rights, and voting rights. Since September 2023, Kayla has been the Executive Director of the New England Museum Association, where she applies her knowledge and experience to continue cultivating a more equitable and informed museum world.


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