Building a Home for Black History
The National Gallery of Canada (NGC) in collaboration with the US Embassy, are delighted to invite you to join Dr. Calinda Lee, Owner and Principal of Sources Cultural Resources Management, LLC for a conversation with the NGC Interim Director and CEO Angela Cassie on the importance and methods of creating and supporting museums and cultural spaces that honor, preserve, and celebrate the diverse communities that make up the fabric of our societies.
Prior to reestablishing her own practice full-time, Dr. Lee served as the Head of Interpretation at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. As a scholar and administrator, Dr. Lee is an award-winning curator, writer, and educator.
The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Free. In English with French simultaneous interpretation.
Onsite capacity is limited, and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Angela Cassie joined the Gallery in January 2021 as Vice-President of Strategic Transformation and Inclusion. Seen as a bold and inclusive leader, Angela was one of the key architects of a new vision for the Gallery, embodied in its strategic plan, Transform Together. As Interim Director and CEO, Angela will oversee the plan’s full implementation, while continuing to strengthen the Gallery's connections with communities across the country. She looks forward to working towards a future in which art has the power to build bridges, deepen relations, and advance a more equitable society.
Educated at Spelman College (BA), New York University (MA) and Emory University (MA and PhD), Calinda N. Lee founded Sources Cultural Resources Management, LLC to provide historically-resonant, inclusive interpretation in exhibitions and media. Calinda’s historical expertise is distinguished by impeccable research that informs inspiring and frame changing storytelling in the present.
Prior to reestablishing Sources as a full-time, Lee served as the Head of Interpretation at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights. She joined the executive leadership team at The Center to oversee its mission-focused work. In this role, she oversaw Education and Exhibitions teams as well as substantive program work on community partnerships.
Calinda previously served as Vice President of Historical Interpretation and Community Engagement for the Atlanta History Center. In this role, she served as chief historian, considering historical interpretation for all aspects of the region’s past to develop the AHC’s primary collections, historic houses, historic gardens, and public programs. Calinda also developed Community Engagements and the AHC’s Neighborhoods Initiative.
As a scholar and administrator, Dr. Lee has held teaching and administrative positions at Emory University, Loyola University Chicago and Spelman College. A prolific practitioner, she is an awardwinning curator, writer, and educator. In addition to the engagements above, Lee she has worked with institutions including the United States State Department, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, the City Museum of Washington, DC, the Maryland Museum for African American Life and History, the Chicago History Museum, and Emory University, among others.