Darienne Turner

Darienne Turner is an enrolled member of the Yurok Tribe of California, an art historian and
a museum professional, whose mission is to bring Indigenous art to new audiences and
interpret it in fresh and accessible ways. Turner currently serves as the assistant curator
of Indigenous art of the Americas at the Baltimore Museum of Art and is the first Native
person to ever hold such a role at the institution. She will join the Brooklyn Museum as its first full-time curator of Indigenous art in August 2023.

The newly appointed curator of Indigenous Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art shares her thoughts on what it means to decolonize arts institutions

BY Terence Trouillot AND Darienne Turner |