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Museum Specialist, Visual Art

Sarah Gordon specializes in American art; history of photography; historic and contemporary public art, New Deal murals, and Washington, DC, art and artists.

Background And Education

Education And Training

Professional Biography

  • Sarah Gordon is an art historian with expertise in American art, the history of photography, and public art. Prior to joining the Smithsonian in February 2023, she spent three years as Curator at the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. She previously curated exhibitions at the Art Museum of the Americas, American University Museum, and the National Gallery of Art; consulted on public and private collections in the US and abroad; and taught art history and museum studies at Smith College, American University, and George Washington University. 


Selected Publications