Alona C. Wilson is assistant director and curator for the Amistad Center for Art & Culture located at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Wilson has also worked as manager and curatorial assistant at the Cunningham Center for the Study of Prints, Drawings & Photographs at Smith College Museum of Art, and traveled extensively throughout Africa and Europe. She received her MA from California State University, a business administration executive certificate from Harvard University and a BS degree in business administration from Louisiana State University. She is the recipient of two fellowships—the Romare Bearden Fellowship at the Saint Louis Art Museum from 1994–95, and a curatorial fellowship from Smith College Museum of Art, 1996–97. In 1995, she was a minority scholarship recipient from the American Association of Museums. She has written about the work of Charles White, Richard Yarde, and other African American artists, as well as curated numerous exhibitions.