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Kelli Morgan

Evaluator, Independent Scholar

Making Place Matter author and exhibition evaluator Dr. Kelli Morgan is a critical race cultural historian who specializes in American art and visual culture. She is Professor of Practice and Director of Curatorial Studies at Tufts University. Originally from Detroit, Kelli earned her doctorate in Afro-American Studies and a Graduate Certificate in Public History – Museum Studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass).

The exhibition, Making Place Matter, is meant to examine the meaning of 'place' in art making and everyday life. As The Clay Studio prepares to move into a new neighborhood, Dr. Morgan has advised on the socially engaged process and evaluated the outcomes of the project, laying the foundation for a new curatorial model for The Clay Studio.