We Shall Overcome:
Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968
Date: Tuesday, January 8th
Location: Brentwood Photography Group @ Otter Creek Church
Katie Delmez, Curator
Frist Art Museum, Nashville, Tennessee
Katie Delmez has been a curator at the Frist Art Museum since 2001. She has organized several exhibitions including We Shall Overcome: Civil Rights and the Nashville Press, 1957–1968, Nick Cave: Feat., Slavery, The Prison Industrial System: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick, Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows, American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart, and Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons: Journeys. She was also the curator of a major retrospective on photographer Carrie Mae Weems that traveled to four other venues, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. Ms. Delmez has overseen the presentation of more than 35 touring exhibitions at the Frist including Paris 1900: City of Entertainment, Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art, 30 Americans, Aaron Douglas: African-American Modernist, and Reflections in Black: African-American Photography from the Smithsonian.
Prior to her position at the Frist, Ms. Delmez worked at the Cheekwood Museum of Art, the Boston University Art Gallery, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and received a Master of Arts degree in Art History from Boston University. She currently serves on the Public Art Committee of the Metro Nashville Arts Commission.