Kellie Jones named Senior Consultant to the Getty Research Institute's African American Art History Initiative

Jones will be a senior consultant to the recently-announced African American Art History Initiative, through the Getty Research Institute. The Initiative's first major acquisition is the papers of assemblage artist Betye Saar.

“The Getty is telling the world, through its actions, that American art has many facets,” said Jones. “The Getty has set out to create benchmarks and expand the field of art history. This initiative and its focus on archives is another approach to embracing a bigger idea of what art history is, by creating an important repository that will greatly impact the field and peer institutions. And in partnering with other institutions, including historically black colleges, we are also creating community through scholarship. I’m especially excited to think about the educational possibilities, at all levels, that will come out of this work.”

Read more about the African American Art History Initiative from the Getty Research Institute.