Dr. Mora Beauchamp-Byrd will deliver a lecture on her upcoming book on Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30pm EST in G40 WJB. Her talk, “Brides of Christ: Arthur P. Bedou’s 1930s Portraits in Creole New Orleans,” is sponsored by the Department of Art History and open to the public.
Dr. Mora J. Beauchamp-Byrd is a Teaching Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University, where she teaches courses in Africana Studies and in Art History. An art historian, curator, and arts administrator, she has taught at Duke University, Spelman College, The University of Tampa and Xavier University of New Orleans. Since 2020, she has been a member of the Board of Directors of the College Art Association, where she currently serves on the Executive Committee as Vice President for Publications.
She has held numerous curatorial and administrative positions at cultural and educational institutions such as the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in New Orleans, where she was Director and Curator of the Visual Arts Department; The Caribbean Cultural Center (NY), where served as Curator and Director of Special Projects; The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, where she was Assistant Director for Mellon Initiatives in the Research and Academic Program, and the New Orleans African American Museum of Art, Culture and History, where she served as Interim Executive Director.