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Asmaa Walton

Detroit, MI

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Asmaa Walton is a Detroit native, arts educator and ardent developer of the Black cultural archive. Walton completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education from Michigan State University in 2017. Upon earning a Master of Arts in Art Politics from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, in 2018, Walton joined Toledo Museum of Art as an Education and Engagement Intern. In the same year she was appointed the Museum’s first KeyBank Fellow in Diversity Leadership, a position where she identified opportunities for diversity and equity programming across museums and cultural institutions.

In 2019 Walton was appointed Romare Bearden Graduate Museum Fellow at Saint Louis Art Museum. Previously she worked with Wharton Center for Performing Arts and New York University's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. In February 2020 Walton established Black Art Library– a collection of publications, exhibition catalogues and theoretical texts about Black art and visual culture intended to become a public archive in a permanent space in Detroit.

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