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RAAMP Coffee Gathering: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity (DEI) Groups in Academic Museums

Jennifer Reynolds-Kaye is the Curator of Education and Academic Outreach at the Yale Center for British Art, where she engages Yale faculty and students with the collection. Her research focuses on the British afterlife of pre-Columbian art, and specifically how technologies of reproduction enabled the British public to learn about Mesoamerica. She is an active member of the CAA Museum Committee and curated the exhibition, “Small-Great Objects: Anni and Josef Albers in the Americas” (Feb-Jun 2017 at the Yale University Art Gallery).

Molleen Theodore is Associate Curator of Programs at the Yale University Art Gallery where she develops and oversees public programs, including lectures, panel discussions, gallery talks, performances, screenings, and studio programs. Most recently, she curated the program series in connection with the exhibition Place, Nations, Generations, Beings: 200 Years of Indigenous North American Art. She collaborates across the museum, the university, and the community, developing partnerships to foster inter-disciplinary curricular, co-curricular, and community connections and she leads the student Program Advisory Committee. Molleen has supervised students in curating exhibitions, including Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery and Jazz Lives: The Photographs of Lee Friedlander and Milt Hinton. Molleen holds a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center with a focus on the art of the 1960s and 1970s and she is a 2017 graduate of the Getty NextGen program. Molleen is a member of the Gallery’s inaugural DEIA task force, formed in 2019.

Andrea Motto is the Manager of Public & Youth Engagement at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History in New Haven, CT, where she specializes in educational programming and workplace learning for young adults who are members of historically marginalized populations. As director of the EVOLUTIONS Program, she works with New Haven high school students and with museum teen programs across the U.S. Dr. Motto has previously worked at the New York Hall of Science and Center of Science & Industry, and her research interests focus on power, privilege and oppression in museums and in higher education. She is a founding member of the Peabody Museum’s DEI team, which formed in 2018.