Meet the Curator: Maya Brooks

Join us for a special meet-and-greet with Maya Brooks, the new Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art serving both NCMA in Raleigh and SECCA in Winston-Salem. Dinner will be available from chef Jordan Rainbolt of Native Root, and cocktails will be available from Tim Nolan of Fair Witness Fancy Drinks. This event is free and open to the public. ABOUT MAYA Maya Brooks has been selected as the new Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, serving both the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) in Raleigh, NC and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, an affiliate of NCMA. The new position, which started on June 2, builds on the past two years of Brooks’ experience as the Mellon Foundation Assistant Curator at NCMA. “I’m most excited that this role will allow me to extend the work I’ve been doing in the Triangle area across our state to Winston-Salem,” said Brooks, reflecting on her new role. “I want to use this opportunity to further engage our public and provide meaningful experiences to our visitors. I want my work at both campuses to say, ‘This is a place for you, too. You belong here. We all belong here.’ ” Maya Brooks brings a fresh and innovative perspective to two storied cultural institutions. She is tasked with embracing a cross-disciplinary approach that celebrates and engages voices across cultures, lived experiences, and narratives while collaborating with internal teams in Raleigh and Winston-Salem. “Our state and our people have such a complex history and understanding of the world that deserves to be shared. So many contributions to fashion, music, scholarship, and the visual arts came from right here,” said Brooks. “What I’ve noticed most, too, is that North Carolinian art shows growth. Artists here can take traditional mediums, reframe them, and put their narrative onto them. It’s imaginative and innovative.” Read the full press release: