Minuette Floyd is a professor and coordinator of the art education program at the University of South Carolina’s in the School of Visual Art and Design. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in art education. She also directs the Young Artist’s Workshop . Students enrolled in her course, The School Art Program, develop lessons and teach during this community art program. Her research interests focus on multicultural art education, interdisciplinary art instruction, and documentation of folk traditions through photography. Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the South Carolina Humanities Council, and the South Carolina Arts Commission enabled her to compile a photographic documentary based on African-American Camp Meeting Traditions. In 2014 she received additional funding to update and travel the exhibit from the National Endowment for the Arts.
This interactive exhibition, consists of 42 large black and white photographs, text panels and video footage and has been exhibited at the Morris Low Country Center for Heritage in Ridgeland, SC, the Avery Center for African-American research at the College of Charleston (Charleston, SC), the Martha’s Vineyard Museum (Edgartown, MA), the Ritz Museum and Theatre (Jacksonville, FL) the Charlotte Museum of History (NC), and the Moore Methodist Center at St. Simon’s Island (GA) and the McKissick Museum at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Her book entitled A Place to Worship: African-American Camp Meetings in the Carolinas was published by the University of South Carolina Press in August of 2018.