(Erin Patrick O'Connor/The Washington Post)

(Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)

Jacquelyn Days Serwer

Chief curator (“Visual Art
and the American Experience”)

Previously: Chief curator
of the Corcoran Gallery of Art

Quote: “The story we’re trying
to tell is that there is a long tradition
of African American artists who have done important, beautiful, significant works
of art and very often have been overlooked
by the mainstreamart galleries
and curators.”