Makeda Best, PhD

Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museums, Harvard University
Makeda Best is Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums. Her past exhibitions at the Harvard Art Museums include "Time is Now: Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin's America." Her fall 2019 exhibitions include "Crossing Lines/Constructing Home." Her forthcoming book on Civil War photography is titled Elevate the Masses: Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century America.


  • PhD Harvard University