Art collector, patron, educator and organizer of the ¨Young, Gifted and Black¨ traveling exhibition and book
Bernard I. Lumpkin is a contemporary art collector, patron and educator whose commitment to both emerging and established artists of African descent is part of a broader mission of institutional advocacy and support. Mr. Lumpkin currently sits on the Board of Trustees of the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Committee. At the Museum of Modern Art, he serves on the Media & Performance Committee and is also the Vice-Chair of the Friends of Education patron group. Mr.Lumpkin has advised public and private organizations on collecting and patronage and participated in discussion panels at art fairs, auction houses and universities. Mr Lumpkin was educated at Harvard (A.M., Ph.D.) and Yale (B.A.) where he sits on the Dean's Council at the Yale School of Art. The Lumpkin Boccuzzi Family Collection is the subject of a bestselling new book -"Young, Gifted and Black: A New Generation of Artists" (DAP)- and a nationwide traveling exhibition which is currently on view at the Lehigh University Art Gallery in Bethlehem, PA.