Kimberli Gant portrait
Photo: Andar Sawyer

Dr. Kimberli Gant is the Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, NY. She has spent the past fifteen years exhibiting and working with artists who create dynamic objects that generate commentary relevant to diverse communities. Gant was previously the McKinnon Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA; a Mellon Doctoral Fellow at The Newark Museum, NJ; and the Director of Exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art (MoCADA), Brooklyn. She has curated numerous exhibitions and gallery reinstallations including the Brooklyn Museum’s iteration of A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration, as well as Black Orpheus: Jacob Lawrence & the Mbari Club (2022), Journey’s Across the Border: U.S. & Mexico (2021-22), Tuan Andrew Nguyen: The Boat People (2021), Brendan Fernandes: Bodily Forms (2020) and John Akomfrah: Tropikos (2019). Gant has contributed texts to Anywhere But Here: Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World and Beyond (2015); NKA: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Art Lies and African Arts; and exhibition catalogs for The Newark Museum; The Contemporary Austin, TX; the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY; MoCADA; Paris Photo, France; and the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, Nigeria. Gant has a BA in art history from Columbia University, New York, NY, an MA in art history from Pitzer College, Claremont, CA and a PhD in art history from The University of Texas at Austin.

Diana Gaston portrait
Photo: Francis Reynolds

Diana Gaston became the Director of the Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM in 2016. Before that, she was the lead curator for the Fidelity Investments Corporate Art Collection, based in Boston. Gaston has also held the positions of Curator of Prints and Photographs at the University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque; Curator at the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; and Associate Director of San Francisco Camerawork. She received a BA and MA in Art History from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, where she focused on postwar American photography and contemporary works on paper. She has authored numerous catalogue essays and exhibition reviews, and overseen installations and collaborations with contemporary artists around the globe.

Tamarind Institute is a lithography workshop which began as Tamarind Lithography Workshop, a nonprofit corporation founded by June Wayne in Los Angeles, CA in 1960. In its first decade, Tamarind collaborated with artists like Josef Albers, Ruth Asawa, Louise Nevelson and Ed Ruscha, while also developing extensive documentation and an educational program that would guarantee the future of lithography in the United States and abroad.