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Studio Museum in Harlem Appoints Natasha L. Logan as Chief Program Officer

New Role Will Bridge Programming Efforts Across Curatorial, Learning and Engagement, and Collection and Exhibitions Management

Natasha L. Logan. Photo: Nicholas Parakas

Harlem, New York, NY, May 8, 2024 — The Studio Museum in Harlem is pleased to announce the appointment of Natasha L. Logan as its Chief Program Officer. Logan will take up her new role on May 8, 2024, working directly with Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden, senior leadership, and colleagues across the institution to spearhead strategic direction for exhibition and program initiatives that support the institution's mission and funding goals.

Logan arrives at the Studio Museum at a transformative moment in its fifty-six-year history. The Studio Museum’s new home, currently under construction on New York’s West 125th Street, is the first building in its history devised for the needs of the institution and boasts expansive exhibition, education, and public programming space. Considering the Museum’s increased capacity for mission-focused initiatives, Logan will develop and implement cohesive and comprehensive program strategies that will unify the goals of the Museum’s Curatorial, Learning and Engagement, and Collection and Exhibitions Management departments, serving as a key collaborator between the Museum and the artists and communities at its core. Logan will also assist in the management of the Museum’s indispensable permanent collection, functioning as operations liaison for all acquisitions, loans, and conservation efforts. And, in alignment with the Museum’s longstanding reputation as the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally, Logan will cultivate the Museum’s new and ongoing relationships with peer museums, curators, and arts workers across the globe.

Director and Chief Curator Thelma Golden said, “I am thrilled to welcome Natasha to the Studio Museum in Harlem. Natasha is a proven leader who approaches the cultural sphere with enthusiastic collaboration and innovative vision. As we embark on a new era, I am confident her breadth of experience and deep commitment to uplifting artists’ voices will greatly advance the Museum’s dynamic programming initiatives.

Logan said, “I am delighted to join the team at the Studio Museum in Harlem during this pivotal, legacy-affirming, and future-oriented moment. I am excited to collaborate to realize programs and exhibitions aligned with a mission that is so meaningful to me personally and professionally.”

Logan joins the Studio Museum from Creative Time, where she most recently served as Deputy Director, and where she played a critical role in producing major commissions and securing new partnerships. While there, Logan produced more than a dozen large-scale public commissions, including Charles Gaines’s Moving Chains (2022–23); Rashid Johnson’s Red Stage (2021); Kamala Sankaram’s The Last Stand (2021); Jenny Holzer’s VIGIL (2019); and Duke Riley’s Fly by Night (2016). She also realized projects by many others, including Pedro Reyes, Allison Janae Hamilton, Jill Magid, Sophie Calle, and Phil Collins. Working in tandem with curators, she also developed a constellation of initiatives focused on transforming the art and culture fields, including the Creative Time Think Tank; R&D Fellowship; and CTHQ, a gathering space for art and politics.

Prior to joining Creative Time, Logan managed projects for respected artists across film, art, and interactive technology, facilitating their emergent ideas and practices. Notably, she led Hank Willis Thomas’s studio for five years, developing collaborative initiatives including Question Bridge: Black Males (2012) and In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) (2011).

Logan obtained a degree in English and African American Studies from the University of Virginia before starting her career at New York University. There, she eventually assumed the role of Assistant Director of Career Development at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she supported hundreds of emerging artists and solidified a deep commitment to cultivating and elevating artists' voices.

About the Studio Museum in Harlem

Founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists, and philanthropists, the Studio Museum in Harlem is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent. The Studio Museum is now constructing a new home at its longtime location on Manhattan’s West 125th Street. The building—the first created expressly for the institution’s program—will enable the Studio Museum to better serve a growing and diverse audience, provide additional educational opportunities for people of all ages, expand its program of world-renowned exhibitions, effectively display its singular collection, and strengthen its trailblazing Artist-in-Residence program.

While the Museum is closed for construction, its groundbreaking exhibitions, thought-provoking conversations, and engaging art-making workshops continue at a variety of partner and satellite locations in Harlem and beyond. For more information, visit

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