Join us for a lecture on Romare Bearden by art historian, cultural producer, and writer Kilolo Luckett, Saturday March 17th at 2:00pm.
The Romare Bearden exhibition at the N’Namdi Center is on display through March 31, 2018.
Kilolo Luckett is an art historian, cultural producer, and writer. With over twenty years
of experience in the arts, culture and community and economic development fields, she is
committed to making art and culture more accessible. Kilolo has worked with national
and international artists such as Louise Bourgeois, Larry Bell, Mischa Kuball, Tim
Rollins + K.O.S., Peter Sarkisian, Vanessa German, Tina Brewer, Lenka Clayton, and
Thaddeus Mosley. She is a contributing writer to the exhibition book Halston & Warhol:
Silver & Suede. Kilolo is writing an authorized biography on Naomi Sims, who grew up
in Pittsburgh and became one of the first black supermodels. She created By Any Means,
a contemporary arts series that engages directly with leading artists, curators, writers, and
cultural consumers to broaden the scope and understanding of contemporary art
influenced by black culture. Kilolo is acting curator for Visual Arts at the August Wilson
Center – African American Cultural Center.
Kilolo was a cultural consultant for Atelier Ace, and worked as the cultural attaché for
Ace Hotel Pittsburgh. Kilolo served as managing director of the Homewood Artist
Residence (HAR), an initiative that advanced art as a social practice centered on the
experiences of the African Diaspora. HAR is the recipient of the 2015 Mayor’s Award
for Public Art. She was director of development for The Andy Warhol Museum. Kilolo
was the curatorial assistant at Wood Street Galleries, business development coordinator
for Urban Design Associates, and Marketing and PR director at Pittsburgh Filmmakers.
Kilolo was an honoree of the 50 Women of Excellence by the New Pittsburgh Courier.
She is the recipient of the Women in the Material World Award, an honor given by the
Women and Girls Foundation for her contributions in economic development and the
arts. She is a board member of the Braddock Carnegie Library and advisory board
member of the Homewood – Brushton YMCA. She serves on the City of Pittsburgh’s