Lucy Mensah is an art curator specializing in post-WWII and contemporary African American visual culture. She is an assistant curator of Post-1950 Contemporary Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Mensah holds a Ph.D. in English from Vanderbilt University , an M.A. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in English from Bucknell University. Her museum experience includes a fellowship at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., a curatorial internship at the Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee, and a post-doctoral fellowship at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.