Kayla Conklin  |  Project Assistant

Kayla Conklin is a project assistant with Arts for the Aging. She is passionate about artistic activism as a community coalition device and believes that art should be accessible to all. She most recently worked as an Alper fellow at the American University Museum, leading their education and outreach initiatives. She also recently co-curated the exhibition at the American University Museum, Still Moving. Kayla earned her master’s in art history from American University, where she specialized in American art from the HIV/AIDS crisis. Her thesis was titled, Buried Alive: Andrea Bowers’s Still Life of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in Storage. Kayla also earned her bachelor of arts in art history and anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she wrote a thesis titled, Treacherous Intimacy: Nan Goldin’s Photography from the AIDS Crisis.