Aaron Bryant

"Aaron Bryant is a Curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Co-Curator of the Johnson Publishing Archives. Prior to the Smithsonian, he was curator of Morgan State University’s James E. Lewis Museum of Art.

Bryant's visual anthropology and social justice research has received honors from such institutions as the Lyndon Johnson Presidential Library, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the U.S. Justice Department, Congress, the Smithsonian, and the Royal Anthropological Institute, UK. Additionally, Bryant has lectured with the U.S. State Department at universities and cultural institutions throughout Barcelona, Seville, and Madrid, Spain.

He is Chair of the Public Arts Commission in Baltimore and a commissioner for Baltimore’s Commission on Historical and Architectural Preservation. He also served as Chair of Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments Commission.

Bryant earned his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, an MFA from Yale, and an AB from Duke. "

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