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AOTAD Featured Speakers: Monetta White and Key Jo Lee

AOTAD Featured Speakers: Monetta White and Key Jo Lee

Saturday, January 28, 12:30pm-2pm

Richmond Art Center, 2540 Barrett Avenue, Richmond, CA


A special conversation with MoAD’s Monetta White, Executive Director and CEO, and Key Jo Lee, Chief of Curatorial Affairs & Public Programs. Facilitated by Flo Wiley.

Monetta White, a native San Franciscan has strong ties to the city both personally and professionally. In 2007 when she and husband Chef David Lawrence opened 1300 on Fillmore, the duo were excited by the opportunity to help revive the neighborhood through good food and music. For the past ten years, White’s business savvy and passion for food and community continues on with her opening 1300 on Fillmore at SFO International Airport. White manages and oversees all business operations and marketing for the restaurant group. White has been recognized for her knowledge and leadership by the City of San Francisco, for which she served as Vice President of the Small Business Commission. She sits on the board of directors for several non-profit and business organizations including SF Travel.

Key Jo Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in History of Art and African American Studies at Yale University. She is the author of Perceptual Drift: Black Art and an Ethics of Looking (2023) and the forthcoming essay, “Gesturing Towards Infinitude: Writing Blue/Black Cosmologies” in Going Dark: The Contemporary Figure at the Edge of Visibility. (Guggenheim Museum. Curated by Ashley Jones. (2023)). Lee was formerly the Associate Curator of American Art, Director of Academic Affairs at Cleveland Museum of Art. She curated the exhibition Currents and Constellations: Black Art in Focus (2020) featuring Dawoud Bey and Lorna Simpson, and was the co-moderator Art of Collective Care & Responsibility: Handling Images of Black Suffering & Death, (2020) a virtual teach-in with LaTanya Antry.

Florene Wiley is a 50 year veteran arts administrator in the Bay Area, New York City, and Lagos Nigeria. Former Chair of the Richmond Arts & Culture Commission, President of Spirit & Image Entertainment whose Actors Workshop with Flo Wiley starts February 4 at CoBiz in Richmond.

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