NEW YORK, NY - MAY 03:  Thelma Golden attends Frieze New York/Soho House pop up at Randall's Island on May 3, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Soho House)

Thelma Golden

Starting her first curatorial role at Harlem's Studio Museum in the late '80s, Thelma Golden began to rise in popularity during her time as a curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The overseer of central exhibitions such as "The Black Male" at the Whitney, the award-winning art buff worked her way up to Director and Chief Curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2005. Still working her magic, Golden is respected for developing rising talents and cultivating Black art that addresses both racial and gender lines.  

(Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Soho House)