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Jamilee Lacy

Director and Chief Curator of Providence College Galleries

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M.A. – Northwestern University
Room: Service 102


Jamilee Lacy organizes exhibitions, publications, and programs in various spaces across Providence College’s campus and beyond. As part of her work for Providence College Galleries, she additionally oversees the art collection on campus and the annual My HomeCourt mural in collaboration with Providence College alumni and the City of Providence Parks District. Lacy additionally teaches Introduction to Museum Studies for the Department of Art & Art History.

Before relocating to Rhode Island, Lacy worked in Chicago as a curator of education at Northwestern University, as managing editor at the national arts journal Bad at Sports, and as founding director of the nomadic curatorial project Twelve Galleries Project (2008 – 2013). She also recently produced (with Meg Onli, Associate Curator at ICA Philadelphia at University of Pennsylvania) Remaking the Black Metropolis: Contemporary Art, Urbanity and Blackness in America, a research survey and digital archive with support provided by the Graham Foundation for the Advancement of Fine Arts. She was the inaugural curator-in-residence for Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri; a curatorial writer for the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Illinois; and a curatorial associate for the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic.  She has authored numerous catalogue essays and exhibition publications, and has written for Flash Art, Umelec Magazine, Art 21 Magazine, and Art in America. Lacy has previously guest-lectured and taught courses on museum history, writing, and curatorial studies at Kansas City Art Institute, Northwestern University, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and University of Missouri – Kansas City. She holds two undergraduate degrees in art history and studio art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Comparative Art and Literature from Northwestern University.

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