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Goerlitz, Amelia

Chair of Academic Programs

Amelia Goerlitz is Chair of Academic Programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), where she oversees the oldest and largest residential fellowship program in the field of American art. Goerlitz has organized hundreds of scholarly talks and six major symposia with an emphasis on American art in a global context, and has written and edited a number of scholarly texts on the art of the Americas. She serves as Vice-Chair of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH), Chair of the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program’s History of Art Review Committee, and a delegate to the Smithsonian Congress of Scholars. Goerlitz holds an M.A. in Art History with a concentration in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art from the University of Texas at Austin.

Geographic Focus

Research And Grants


Selected Publications

Editor Of

  • Book

    • Mills, Cynthia, Glazer, Lee, and Goerlitz, Amelia A., editors. 2012. East-West Interchanges in American Art: a long and tumultuous relationship. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge. 2012