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MELANI DOUGLASS

Family Arts Museum & National Museum of Women in the Arts
Founder & Director of Public Relations
Washington D.C.
Healer, conceptual artist and curator Mēlani N. Douglass is the founder of the award-winning Family Arts Museum - a migratory institution focused on the celebration of family as fine art, home as curated space, and community as gallery. Inspired by the birth of her daughter, Mēlani started her own museum, reimagined her studio practice, and refined her innovative approach to community engagement, audience development, and exhibition design. Mēlani’s art and life practice is rooted in rituals of healing informed by ancestral and communal connections. Mēlani was recently named East of the River Artist in Residence serving ward 8 with a focus on Anacostia. Her work has been highlighted by the New York Times, Atlas Obscura, Shondaland, Bmore Art, American Museum Alliance Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Artnet, and National Geographic.