It Girl: Why Kimberly Drew is the Art World Phenom You Need to Follow

Meet the Metropolitan Museum of Art's whip-smart and super stylish Social Media Manager.

Julee Wilson Feb, 15, 2017


“The Met’s community is incredible. On staff, there are more  than 2,000 people, many of whom are the foremost experts in their  respective fields. Many people around the world see a trip to The Met as  a pilgrimage. There’s something sacred about the tremendous energy in  the museum.”



“I admire Duro Olowu as both a designer and a  thinker. If you’re looking for some great new voices in the industry, I suggest following @dericacolewash on Instagram.”



“I firmly believe that art is both a record of our lives and  a means for shifting our worldview. We live in an imperfect world, and  I’m interested in championing artists and artworks that help us survive,  call us to action and celebrate tradition.”

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 “I love makeup! Recently Desiree Rogers took the  helm at Fashion Fair Cosmetics, and I’m excited to patronize a Black-owned beauty business.”

This feature originally appeared in the March 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.