Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture SeriesClasses, Workshops & Lectures
Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole has trailblazed paths in the worlds of art and higher education. As director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Dr. Cole oversaw groundbreaking exhibitions, expanded the education programs, and served as the first Chief Diversity Officer at the Smithsonian. She was the first African-American woman to serve as President of Spelman College, and is an accomplished anthropologist, educator, and author. Dr. Cole has received numerous awards, including the BET Honors Education Award.