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May 17, 2024

Kanitra Fletcher, associate curator of African American and Afro-Diasporic Art

Kanitra Fletcher

Kanitra Fletcher is associate curator of African American and Afro-Diasporic art at the National Gallery of Art. Fletcher is curator of Spirit & Strength: Modern Art from Haiti, on view at the National Gallery from September 2024 to March 2025. She was previously an associate curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she organized the US tour of Afro-Atlantic Histories (presented at the National Gallery in 2022) and oversaw the presentation of such major traveling exhibitions as Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power and Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017. She has presented and published articles on modern and contemporary art of the African Diaspora as it relates to gender, labor, body politics, the avant-garde, and self-representation. Since 2013, Fletcher has curated a video art series for Landmarks, the public art program of The University of Texas at Austin. She received her PhD in history of art from Cornell University in 2019.

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