The Vine: Thelma Golden on Art and the Black Community

In the latest installment of the Vine series on leadership, Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of New York's Studio Museum in Harlem, tells The Root that the "ability to live within one's culture and within one's world is made, for me, so much more important and enjoyable and informative and instructive through the arts."

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Thelma Golden, the director and chief curator of New York's Studio Museum in Harlem, spoke to The Root recently for the Vine video series on African-American leaders. She told Omar Wasow that art might not seem very important when you take into account some of the serious issues facing the black community, but "the ability to live within one's culture and within one's world is made, for me, so much more important and enjoyable and informative and instructive through the arts." Golden also chats about the art world's leaders and embracing the unknown when making a job transition.

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