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Carol Rhodes Dyson

Carol Rhodes Dyson (she, her, hers)

Adjunct Lecturer

  • Art Department
  • College of Fine Arts


I posed a question to the art professor at the Kansas City Art Institute who was encouraging me to incorporate influences of Matisse and Miro in my artwork.  I wanted to know “Who are Black Artists and what are they doing?”  His response was “that, you’ll have to find out for yourself.”

Therein lies the mission of a 30+ year journey of exploration and support of diverse voices in the visual arts. 

My degrees are – BA in Art History from Howard University and an MFA in Curatorial Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Art.

Work experience includes art administration, art education, development/fundraising,  and now curator for museums, galleries and alternative spaces in DC, MD, VA and Kansas City, MO. 

I served as Curator at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, and for the Howard University Interdisciplinary Research Building (HU-IRB) organizing art and science exhibitions.

Since 2013, I have held the position as Curator for Busboys and Poets overseeing exhibitions in all its locations.

I’m a Member of the Board of Directors for Artomatic; a Commissioner for Public Art, Art and Humanities Council of Prince George’s County; and a member of the Women’s Caucus for Art.  I served as the President of Black Artists of DC from 2013-2017.