Apr 29th 2017

Kimberly Drew, social media manager for The Metropolitan Museum of Art, engages millions of Met fans through social media platforms across the internet. Drew will talk about how a 146-year-old institution stays relevant in a digital world, with insights from her popular Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, a place for art about and for people of African descent. EBONY Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Editorial Kyra Kyles joins this conversation.

This event will feature live open captions to increase access to program content.


Kimberly Drew received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies, with a concentration in Museum Studies. An avid lover of black culture and art, Drew first experienced the art world as an intern in the Director’s Office of The Studio Museum in Harlem. Her time at the Studio Museum inspired her to start the Tumblr blog Black Contemporary Art, sparking her interest in social media. Drew is currently the Social Media Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @museummammy.

Kyra Kyles is the EBONY Editor-in-Chief and Senior Vice President and Head of Digital Editorial. This award-winning multimedia journalist, TV personality, content producer and humor writer originally joined the iconic brand in 2011. Among her accolades, she has been named to the Folio magazine Top 100 media executives, WVON and Ariel Capital’s “Top 40 Under 40 Game Changers” and Chicago Defender’s “40 Under 40 to Watch” lists. Kyra is a proud alum of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism.

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