Makeba Dixon-Hill C’2003 has been the Curator of Education since 2012. Citing one of the most significant aspects of her job as connecting people to resources that support them in achieving their dreams, she is responsible for with interpreting the Museum’s collection and exhibitions into diverse interdisciplinary experiences. She has developed signature programs that amplify the voices of those committed to art by and about Black women all over the world. Through her work with The Art Institute of Chicago, Studio Museum in Harlem, and now Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, she has come to understand that museums, like libraries and archives, employ “memory workers” to make interpretation a collaborative, equatable, and ongoing exploration.
For over 15 years Makeba Dixon-Hill has supported artists, writers, arts organizations, and social enterprise businesses in utilizing arts-based strategies to build community, secure funding, and grow. A Georgia native, Makeba began her career serving at museums all over the city of Atlanta including Clark Atlanta University Museum, Hammonds House Museum, MOCA GA, and others.
Her writings have led her to edit an online publication on Black visual culture and travel throughout the UK, Mexico and Peru. She is writing a children’s book that is expected to be available on September 13, 2020.
Makeba Dixon-Hill continues to guest lecture at academic institutions and provide engagement expertise. She is a proud alumna of Spelman College, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, David C. Driskell Summer Arts Institute for the Study of the African Diaspora, and Getty Leadership Institute. Makeba stays engaged with the next generation of cultural workers by offering customized internship opportunities regardless of age and institutional affiliation.