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Museum of Art/Design curator to present leadership program at Alfred University
10/21/09

Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims, the Charles Bronfman curator at the Museum of Art and Design in New York City, will speak from 12:20-1:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2009 in Holmes Auditorium, Harder Hall, Alfred University.

Stokes Sims is the third speaker for this year’s Women’s Leadership Center’s (WLC) “Women of Influence” series. Her presentation at Alfred University is co-sponsored by the School of Art and Design. The series is open to the public free of charge.

Stokes Sims' discussion, “The Intersection and Synergy of Intuition, Creativity, and Leadership,” will include perspectives and expertise from her extensive background in the art world. She spent over 20 years at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and was the first African-American curator at that institution. More recently, she served as director at The Studio Museum in Harlem. She was instrumental in expanding the collections at both museums.

The WLC builds on Alfred University’s heritage as the first truly coeducational institution in the nation. The Women of Influence program brings powerful female role models to campus, providing opportunities for inspiration and guidance through lectures and small-group discussions. Past speakers have included a NYS Supreme Court judge, a dean of a medical college, and a lobbyist from Albany.

The WLC builds on Alfred University’s heritage as the first truly coeducational institution in the nation. The center offers students and others the opportunity to explore and fulfill their leadership potential personally, professionally, and in the community.

For more information on this presentation, the Women of Influence Series, or any WLC programs, please contact the Women’s Leadership Center at 607.871.2971.