Board & Staff - Lauren Haynes

Lauren Haynes

Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs

A waist up shot of Lauren, a dark brown skinned woman, wearing an orange, t-shirt smock dress, a low-cut haircut, and gold dangle earrings.

Lauren Haynes has been Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Queens Museum since July 2022. In this role, Haynes leads the exhibitions and public programs team at the Museum and works with this team and others to develop the overall vision for exhibitions and programs at the Museum. Prior to joining the QM, Haynes worked at museums across the United States including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Haynes is a specialist in contemporary art by artists of African descent. Haynes was a 2018 Center for Curatorial Leadership fellow and a recipient of a 2020 ArtTable New Leadership Award. Since 2022, Haynes has been a member of the board of the Association of Art Museum Curators (AAMC) and AAMC Foundation.