New Leadership Awardees

ArtTable’s New Leadership Award recognizes an emerging professional who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and made considerable contributions to the visual art field in the earlier stages of their careers.

  • 2021 – La Tanya Autry | Co-producer of Museums Are Not, Neutral Founder of the Black Liberation Center Independent Curator, New York, NY
  • 2020* – Wassan Al-Khudhairi | Chief Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
  • 2020* – Erin Christovale | Associate Curator, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2020* – Lauren Haynes | Curator, Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
  • 2020* – Jami Powell | Associate Curator, Native American Art, The Hood Museum of Art, Hanover, NH
  • 2019 – Alexandra Chang | Curator of Special Projects and Director of Global Arts Programs, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, New York University, Round Lake, NY
  • 2018 – Naima J. Keith | Deputy Director, Exhibitions & Programs, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2017 – Lauren Cornell | Director, Center for Curatorial Studies, Hessel Museum of Art, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
  • 2016 – Sara Raza | Curator, Guggenheim, New York, NY
  • 2015 – Naomi Beckwith | Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • 2015 – Marilyn and Larry Fields | Art Collectors, Patrons of the Arts, Chicago, IL
  • 2014 – Amy Sadao | Daniel W. Dietrich II Director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
  • 2013 – Sarah Douglas | Editor-in-Chief, ArtNews, New York, NY
  • 2012 – Cecilia Alemani | Donald R. Mullen, Jr. Curator & Director of High Line Art, Friends of the High Line, New York, NY
  • 2010 – Shamim M. Momin | Director, Los Angeles Nomadic Division, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 – Christine Y. Kim | Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2006 – Sarah Elizabeth Lewis | Assistant Professor of History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
  • 2005 – Andrea Barnwell | Director, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
  • 2005 – Melissa Chiu | Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
  • 2005 – Fairfax Dorn | Executive Director, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
  • 2005 – Ellen Haddigan | Executive Director, The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
  • 2005 – Laura Hoptman | Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • 2005 – Bronwyn Keenan | Deputy Chief Special Events Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
  • 2005 – Virginia Lebermann | President, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, TX
  • 2005 – Marysol Nieves | VP, Specialist, Latin American Art, Christie’s, Kew Gardens, NY
  • 2005 – Sheri L. Pasquarella | Principal, SLP, Art Culture Commerce, New York, NY
  • 2005 – Maura Reilly | Independent Curator; Adjunct Curator, National Academy Museum, New York, NY
  • 2005 – Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn | Owner & Founder, Salon 94, New York, NY
  • 2005 – Natasha Schlesinger | President, ArtMuse and ArtXplorers, New York, NY
  • 2005 – Olga Viso | Director, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • *In recognition of ArtTable’s 40th Anniversary in 2020, the organization is presenting four NLA’s representing the four decades of the organization’s influence in the visual arts community.
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