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Academy Museum Names Historian of Black cinema as the New Chief Artistic Officer


Photograph of Jacqueline Stewart. Image courtesy of Turner Classic Movies.

Jacqueline Stewart, a prominent film historian and scholar, will soon serve as The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures' chief artistic and programming officer. In a conversation with Deborah Vankin at the LA Times, Stewart explains her vision for the museum, how she hopes to fulfill the its mission, and how the pandemic has impacted the film industry.

"This is, for me, is an opportunity to take all of the research and the teaching and the archival work that I’ve done and three-dimensionalize it and really make it live for people in ways that are unpredictable." - Jacqueline Stewart