Legacy Russell Appointed Associate Curator at Studio Museum of Harlem

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Legacy Russell

Thelma Golden, chief curator at the Studio Museum of Harlem, today announced the appointment of Legacy Russell to serve as assistant curator of exhibitions at the Studio Museum.

Her experience is in organizing exhibitions and events, writing for diverse audiences from popular to academic, and, most recently, serving as European Gallery Relations Lead at Artsy.

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome Legacy Russell to The Studio Museum in Harlem. She is an exciting emerging curatorial voice, combining keen critical and visual intelligence with broad experience in the cultural sphere and an energetic spirit of public engagement. As we enter our fiftieth anniversary year and prepare to begin construction on our new home, we’re thrilled to have Legacy join us in advancing the mission of the Studio Museum,” said Golden.

“I am deeply honored to be joining the curatorial team at The Studio Museum in Harlem during a momentous period of growth, collaborating with inspiring colleagues as we turn the page together toward an exciting new chapter in the Museum’s history,” Russell said of her new appointment. “I look forward to supporting this important institution as we continue to make space for visual culture and critical cultural dialogue.”
Russell has curated projects that focus on gender, performance, and new media. As a first-time author, her first book, Glitch Feminism, is soon to be published by Verso.
Russell is a graduate of Macalester College with an MRes in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London.