With the Fall season fast approaching Museum staff are deep into preparations for Infinite Island:Contemporary Caribbean Art curated by Tumelo Mosaka, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art & Exhibitions. Set in one of the largest Caribbean communities in the United States, the Brooklyn Museum also recognized art from the region in 1990 with the landmark exhibition Caribbean Festival Arts, co-curated by art historian, Dr. Judith Bettelheim.
As an undergraduate student of art history at San Francisco State University, I studied with Dr. Bettelheim, who became and remains an important mentor to me and many others in studying visual art and culture of the Caribbean. No longer a student and now the Brooklyn Museum’s Manager of Interpretive Materials Manager, I have the privilege of being directly involved with Infinite Island, an exhibition that, I’m sure, will prove to be as important and influential as the former.
Stay tuned for more info about Infinite Island: Contemporary Caribbean Art opening August 31, 2007. More photos from the 1990 exhibition Caribbean Festival Arts can be found here.