Meet Shaka K. Myrick, Romare Bearden Graduate Musuem Fellow at Saint Louis Art Museum
Self-motivated art professional with 8 years of experience in museum and gallery team leadership, social media content development, and program execution. Highly organized and proficient in communicating with individuals from varied backgrounds. Proactive problem solver seeking growth opportunity to build substantial skills with interest in increased visibility, accessibility and attendance in museum and gallery populations.
I can conduct research and present to leadership at department and community meetings, cultivate relationships across gallery or museum departments and in the community. I also have experience
coordinating and planning youth and teen programs while implementing special programming for individuals living with disabilities.
“Here’s a little more about me…
I am the 2021-2023 Romare Bearden Fellow at the St Louis Art Museum. This is a graduate level fellowship is for black people in the arts and has produced curators and art professionals at a very successful rate! My mentor, Jade Powers was a Bearden fellow (2017) and is now the assistant curator at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
I hope to follow in her footsteps in curatorial work in Kansas City . Also, this is the first year SLAM has offered a two year fellowship and they chose me! I graduated from Lincoln College Prep ( IB) Mizzou (BFA) and UMKC ( MA African Art).”
Saint Louis Art Museum
“Dedicated to Art and Free to All”
The Saint Louis Art Museum collects, presents, interprets, and conserves works of art of the highest quality across time and cultures; educates, inspires discovery, and elevates the human spirit; preserves a legacy of artistic achievement for the people of St. Louis and the world; and engages, includes, and represents the full diversity of the St. Louis community supporting it.
The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879, at the close of a decade that saw the establishment of art museums in great cities across the eastern half of the United States. What began as a collection of assorted plaster casts, electrotype reproductions, and other examples of good design in various media rapidly gave way to a great and varied collection of original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents. Today the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection secure for it a place among the very best institutions of its kind.