February - June 2007
Lowery Sims is president of The Studio Museum in Harlem and former curator of modern art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is a noted specialist in the field of Euro-American African Art, with particular emphasis on the work of Wilfredo Lam. In addition to authoring numerous significant catalogue essays for the Metropolitan, she has been a frequent contributor to such periodicals as Artforum and Arts Magazine. As a Clark Fellow, she will be examining the phenomena of appropriation and parody in the work of African-American artists, with particular attention to the contextualization of these works within contemporary criticism.