She's education director at Seattle Art Museum, but she could care less about the traditional divide between education and curating—when she has a good idea for a show (remember Black Art?), she hangs it.
And now, in a little gallery that's sitting empty between exhibitions on the third floor, she's hung a handful of almost never seen Haitian paintings that have been in the museum's collection since the 1950s. For Jackson-Dumont, Haiti is a personal place. The love of her life is from there; Jackson-Dumont recently co-organized a fundraiser that took in almost $6,000 in a single night at the Crocodile. (It was a great dance night with SunTzu Sound, and Josephine Howell—when this woman sings, you give money; here she is doing "Precious Lord" at Mt. Zion recently.)
The little art show is called To Haiti With Love. I have no idea when it closes; it didn't have an opening and isn't even listed on the museum's exhibitions page.
But it's a gem. I'm embarrassed to say I don't know enough about Haitian art to place the paintings in context. But I know I like looking at them.
There are fewer than 10 paintings in the show and they are joined by an invitation to write love letters to Haitians, with pencil and paper. The museum will send the letters. Don't miss this one.