I’m no art connoisseur, but I am known for dramatic geek-out responses to black feminism and was thrilled to be put on to Howardena Pindell by VMFA. Reflecting on how our country has omitted voices of color systemically through institutions and industries, including art education, I’d be willing to bet that even some art groupies in Richmond wouldn’t have known about Pindell without the launch of this exhibition. So, after diving into the book Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen, I learned that the artist’s lifelong collection of work was being elevated by the exhibition’s curators: Valerie Cassel Oliver, of VMFA, and Naomi Beckwith, of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The two accomplished African American women joined forces to curate VMFA’s exhibition, which was first on view in Chicago. As a clinical social worker, I felt my soul fill as I recognized VMFA was using an intersectional transformation to disrupt its own institutional patterns.