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Henry Crown Fellow Thelma Golden Seated at President’s Table During White House State Dinner

February 14, 2014  • Sarai Johnson, Guest Blogger

Above, Henry Crown Fellow Thelma Golden moderates a discussion on innovation in art and space at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival.

Thelma Golden,Henry Crown Fellow and director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, was given a prime seat at the recent White House State Dinner welcoming French President Francois Hollande. As Hollande arrived without a first lady to fill his guest seat, the White House tapped Golden to be seated at the head table, as described in the Washington Post.