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PBS North Carolina 

Black Issues Forum 

An Afrofuturism Experience at the NC Museum of Art


The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art  (SECCA) Press Release

Maya Brooks Joins NCMA and SECCA as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art


Triangle Home Design and Décor

Arts & Culture Spotlight 

Lectures and Presentations

Through a Lens Darkly 

NCMA Film Club

North Carolina Museum of Art  

May 2021


May's NCMA Film Club selection was the documentary film Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People. It is the first documentary to explore the role that photography has played from the 19th century to the present in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans.


Our guest moderator for the discussion is Maya Brooks, Mellon Foundation assistant curator. The director, Thomas Allen Harris was our special guest

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Change the Face: Finding Power in Identity 

Lunchtime Lecture

North Carolina Museum of Art  

March 2021


Join us this Women’s History Month as we consider the intersections of power and identity via the NCMA’s contemporary art collection. Hear from Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator Maya Brooks as she compares various representations of Black women’s strength and examines how these pieces compel us to “change the face of power.”

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Interview with artist André Leon Gray

North Carolina Museum of Art  

July 2020


Video Visit with the Artist: André Leon Gray

Artist André Leon Gray recently spoke with Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator Maya Brooks about his creative process, which draws from jazz, basketball, and the individuality of the discarded objects that find their way into his work. He also offers a list of books and films that have contributed to the formation of his artistic voice.

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