Imani Roach (BA '04) appointed inaugural director and curator for the Brind Center for African and African Diasporic Art

Photo of Imani Roach by Naomieh Jovin

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) is thrilled to announce the appointment of Imani Roach as its inaugural director and curator of the newly created Brind Center for African and African Diasporic Art. Announced in 2022, the Brind Center is endowed by Trustee Ira Brind and will focus on expanding the scope and reach of the museum’s collection of art from across Africa, the Americas and the wider African diaspora.

In her role as curatorial director, Roach will lead the acquisition of artworks, focus on special exhibitions and gallery installations as well as publications and symposia and promote career development in the field of African and African diasporic art. She will work closely with the PMA’s Learning and Engagement Division and with the curatorial team across the museum. Roach will also partner with institutions of similar missions regionally, nationally, and internationally.

In 2004, Imani Roach earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History from Stanford.

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