NEW YORK — Naomi Beckwith was recently named the incoming deputy director and chief curator for the Guggenheim Museum, making her the museum's first Black chief curator when she begins her new role this summer. This comes as the city's art scene has been advocating to make the industry more inclusive as the fight for racial justice continues.

Beckwith, who is currently the senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, joined Political anchor Errol Louis on Inside City Hall on Friday evening to talk about her new role.

She also discussed her new exhibition on Black grief, which opened this week at the New Museum.


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