Lauren Haynes

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Join Locust Projects and Oolite Arts virtually for a conversation with Lauren Haynes, Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, streamed on Facebook Live. 

Lauren Haynes is the senior curator at the Nasher Museum of Art in Durham, North Carolina. Previously, she was Director of Artist Initiatives and Curator, Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary in Bentonville, Arkansas. Haynes led the curatorial team for State of the Art 2020, the second iteration of State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now (2014), which opened at both Crystal Bridges and the Momentary in February 2020. She was co-curator of the 2019 Crystal Bridges’ exhibition Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today and the 2018 Crystal Bridges’ exhibition The Beyond: Georgia O’Keeffe and Contemporary Art. Prior to joining Crystal Bridges in October 2016, Haynes spent nearly a decade at The Studio Museum in Harlem. As a specialist in African-American contemporary art, Haynes curated dozens of exhibitions at the Studio Museum and contemporary art institutions in New York. Haynes was a 2018 Center for Curatorial Leadership fellow.

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