Department of Music Online Lecture: Dr. Dwandalyn Reece

  • Friday, March 12, 2021 • 3:00 pm
  • Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Dwandalyn R. Reece is Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs and Supervisor Museum Curator. She brings more than 30 years of knowledge and experience in the museum field, including more than ten years at NMAAHC as Curator of Music and Performing Arts. In that role she built a collection of over 4,000 objects, curated the museum’s inaugural permanent exhibition, Musical Crossroads, for which she received the Secretary’s Research Prize in 2017, curated the museum’s grand opening music festival, Freedom Sounds, served as executive committee chair of  the pan-institutional group Smithsonian Music, and co-curated the Smithsonian Year of Music initiative in 2019.  Prior to her tenure with NMAAHC, Dwan worked as a Senior Program Officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. She ​also has worked previously as the Assistant Director of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, Chief Curator at the Brooklyn Historical Society, and Curator at the Motown Museum in Detroit.

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