#10 KIMBERLY DREW
Kimberly Drew is a writer, curator, and activist. She received her B.A. Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies. She first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, sparking her interest in social media. Her writing has appeared in Vogue, Glamour, W, Teen Vogue, and Lenny Letter and she has executed Instagram takeovers for Prada, The White House, and Instagram. Drew recently left her role as the Social Media Manager at The Met after growing their audience by six million followers. In 2020 she is launching her much anticipated book Black Futures, created in collaboration with Jenna Wortham. Black Futures a collection of work - art, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more that tells the story of the radical, imaginative, bold, and beautiful world that black artists, high and low, are producing today.
Kimberly Drew talks to Gem Fletcher about social media, the art world and how accessibility should be a priority for everyone.