In the latest edition of Curator in the Spotlight, Diva Zumaya tells us how she came to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in 2018. Soon after her appointment as Assistant Curator she began to explore questions about the original context in which seventeenth-century Dutch paintings were viewed and understood. How did Europeans value non-European objects and how did they view the people who made them? Questions like these led her to develop an exhibition project with a strong focus on values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The research for this exhibition influenced her approach to the upcoming reinstallation of LACMA’s permanent collection, which opens in a new building in 2024.
Diva Zumaya is Assitant Curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). She has been a member of CODART since 2019.
Curator in the Spotlight
The Curator in the Spotlight is a special feature on the CODART website that introduces one of CODART’s members and their work as a curator of Dutch and Flemish art. Every time a different curator writes about their work, projects and exhibitions, and a piece in their collection that is special to them. Recent curators in the spotlight included Ingmar Reesing, Robert Wenley, Maryan Ainsworth and Stephan Kemperdick.
Are you a curator of Dutch and Flemish art and a member of CODART and would you like to present your work and your favorite piece in the collection to an international audience, then send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org