‘The Space Between’: Solomon ’06 to Lecture on Finding a Career in the Arts

By Daniel DiPrinzio | February 28, 2022
Kajette Solomon smiling in a portrait

Kajette Solomon ’06, juror of Arcadia University’s 2022 Student Biennial, will speak on finding a career in the arts on Thursday, March 3, at 4:30 p.m. in the University Commons Great Room. The lecture will also be available online. 

Titled “The Space Between,” the lecture will chronicle Solomon’s career from the time she earned a BA in Art History from Arcadia in 2006 to her current role as social equity and inclusion program specialist at the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) Museum in Providence, R.I. Solomon will share milestones that helped reveal her purpose and passion for equity and inclusion in museum work, focusing on how students and alumni interested in a career in the arts can carve out their own unique paths. 

Student exhibition awards will be presented immediately following the lecture. The event is free and open to the public; registration is required. The lecture will also be available to remote audiences via Zoom. More information and registration for both in-person and virtual attendees is available here

In addition to her role at the RISD Museum, Solomon serves as New England regional director on the board of the American Association of Museum Volunteers. In her role at the museum, she manages efforts to build equitable, diverse, and inclusive educational and exhibition experiences for visitors and develops and leads programs for staff, volunteers, students, and board members related to anti-racist pedagogy, teaching, research, and interpretation of the museum’s collection. 

Besides her Arcadia degree, Solomon earned a master’s degree in modern and contemporary art history, theory, and criticism from the State University of New York at Purchase College. She began her career at the Studio Museum in Harlem.

Solomon is the first Arcadia alumna invited to jury the exhibition.