James E. Bartlett

James E. Bartlett, is an arts entrepreneur, curator, and founding partner of OpenArt, a company dedicated to making the art world more transparent and accessible. From 2012 to 2018, he served as Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), in Brooklyn, New York. There he curated multiple exhibitions and led a $10 million dollar capital campaign for the development of the museum’s new building.

Most recently, he co-curated the 2020 exhibition, Derrick Adams: Buoyant, for the Hudson River Museum, and MFA St. Petersburg.  He holds a Global Executive MBA from IESE Business School, a M.S. in Publishing and Media Studies from New York University, and a BA from Loyola University.