“Jude’s List” the Podcast
What if the art world was not just exclusive, but inclusive? What if representation and diversity were not just buzzwords but an actual reality? Today, we sit down with the remarkable Kilolo Luckett, an art historian, curator, and passionate storyteller, who takes us on an enthralling journey from her Mississippi roots to her stellar career in the art world. Kilolo opens up about her experiences in white-dominated spaces, highlighting the glaring lack of representation for black curators, collections managers, and educators. We grapple with the repercussions of this absence, emphasizing the importance of diverse leadership in cultural institutions. If you’ve ever wondered about the inspiring stories behind great artists, don’t miss this vibrant discussion. We explore the works of artists such as Alma Thomas, the first African-American woman to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum, and Norman Lewis, who won the Carnegie International Award the same year Emmett Till was lynched. Luckett shares invaluable insights into her own journey as an artist, her artist residency, and the relationships she has cultivated with other artists. She discusses her tireless efforts in providing the resources necessary for artists to thrive and dream, reimagine, and conceptualize their work. And as if that wasn’t enough, Kilolo shares her wisdom on keeping our feet firmly planted on the ground in this digital age. She challenges us to put away our digital devices and embrace traditional practices, offering advice to emerging artists that we could all learn from. We delve into her vision for the future of art, her hopes for change, and her personal definition of love as integrity and self-love. It’s an inspiring conversation that celebrates art, diversity and the relentless pursuit of representation.Listen on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.