Congratulations to Kinaya Hassane, The Library Company of Philadelphia’s new curatorial fellow in the Graphic Arts Department. Hassane will provide research and curatorial support for an exhibition celebrating the department’s fiftieth anniversary in 2021. The two-year project will explore The Library Company’s curatorial history—as well as the nation’s past culture, politics, and biases—through visual materials from the collections.
The Library Company is pleased to announce the hiring of Kinaya Hasane as the Graphic Arts Department Curatorial Fellow in support of Imperfect History: Curating the Graphic Arts Collection at Benjamin Franklin’s Public Library, a project generously funded by the Henry Luce Foundation. Kinaya received her B.A. with honors in Art History and a minor in History at Bowdoin College. While at Bowdoin, she was a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow and wrote her senior thesis about the history of collecting African American art. Before coming to the Library Company, Kinaya was an intern in American Art at the Brooklyn Museum. Upon completing the fellowship, Kinaya plans to attend graduate school and pursue her Ph.D. in Art History, specializing in American art or art of the African Diaspora.
Kinaya will provide essential research and curatorial support to curators Sarah Weatherwax and Erika Piola as they prepare the exhibition, digital catalog, and publication for Imperfect History.