Shumate Council

The Shumate Council is a leadership group supported by a generous endowment from Renée and Alex Shumate. Members of the Council serve as ambassadors who further the broader mission of the Wexner Center for the Arts by collaborating with the Center on opportunities and methods for engaging Black audiences and contemporary art. Follow the Shumate Council's blog here.

Current Active Members

Alex Shumate
Renée Shumate
Joni Acuff
Jennifer Beard
Edward Calloway
Melissa Crum
Anita Davis
Simone Drake
Susan Fredson-Cole
Kent Harris
Mark Lomax II
Alexis McCrimmon
Steven S. Moore
Toni Smith Shorter
Maurice E. Stevens
Sharon Udoh

Shumate Council Contact

If you would like to learn more about Shumate Council, please contact Dionne Custer Edwards at