BAHM | 2.22.18 | Lauren Haynes
Lauren Haynes became the Curator of Contemporary Art at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AK in October of 2016. She previously held the position of Associate Curator for the Permanent Collection at The Studio Museum in Harlem, where she worked for nearly a decade. She has contributed writing to a several exhibition catalogues and publications.
While at the Studio Museum, Haynes curated (and co-curated) a number of important exhibitions, including Alma Thomas. The first major survey of the artist in more than two decades, this prolific expressionist painter whose career started after her retirement in 1960, made history as the first black woman to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum. Haynes also curated other notable exhibitions, including Speaking of People: Ebony, Jet and Contemporary Art (2014); Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange (2015); and Carrie Mae Weems: The Museum Series (2014). She also oversaw the Studio Museum's Artist-in-Residency program.