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Michael D. Harris

consulting curator, High Museum of Art

Michael Harris joined the High Museum of Art as the first consulting curator of African American Arts in January 2005. As a consulting curator, Harris will continue his duties at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he has been associate professor of African and African American Art History since 1996. In spring 2004, Harris served as a visiting professor of art at Dillard University in New Orleans, and has taught at Duke University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College and Wellesley College. Harris, who has published extensively, curated the exhibition "Transatlantic Dialogue" that traveled to the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and to the Tampa Museum of Art, and co-curated "Astonishment and Power" at the National Museum of African Art in 1993. In 1996, Harris completed a doctorate at Yale University.