WABE Features Inaugural Director of the AUC Art Collective: Cheryl Finley


Dr. Cheryl Finley brings out best in students through Art History and Curatorial Studies program

The Art of Teaching” series on City Lights features Georgia educators whose dedication and creativity make a lasting impact on students, often turning their passions into professions.

This installment spotlights Dr. Cheryl Finley, a visiting professor at Spelman College and the inaugural director of the Atlanta University Center’s Collective for the Study of Art History and Curatorial Studies Collective.

The  initiative, over the course of the next decade and beyond, will position the Atlanta University Center as the leading incubator of African-American museum and art world professionals in the United States and abroad.

Spelman College will build the program, which will enroll students from Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University who desire degrees in art history and curatorial studies. This innovative undergraduate program will offer a dynamic new curriculum that makes use of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts, Clark Atlanta University Art Museum, and the strong liberal arts programs on all three campuses.

In this WABE interview, Dr. Finley joined “City Lights” host Lois Retizes to discuss designing this flagship program.

Listen here: https://www.wabe.org/dr-cheryl-finley-brings-out-best-in-students-through-art-history-and-curatorial-studies-program-citylights/

Read more about the Art Collective here: https://aucartcollective.org/ 

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