Kate Ezra is Nolen Curator of Education and Academic Affairs at Yale University Art Gallery. She develops programs and collaborations across the University to foster teaching and learning from the Gallery’s collection. From 1994 until 2008 she taught art history at Columbia College in Chicago, including “Art and Ritual,” “Arts of Africa,” “Theory and Practice of Art Exhibitions,” and other courses. Prior to that she was curator of African art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York where she organized several major exhibitions of African art and wrote the accompanying exhibition catalogues, including Royal Art of Benin: The Perls Collection (1992), Art of the Dogon: Selections from the Lester Wunderman Collection (1988), and A Human Ideal in African Art: Bamana Figurative Sculpture (1986). She received her Ph.D. in Art History with a specialization in African art from Northwestern University in 1983.