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.
Education And Training
- Ph.D., Northwestern University , Art History
- 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.
- Gordon, Sarah. 2019. "A Call for Liberty: Rockwell Kent’s Puerto Rico Mural." Archives of American Art Journal, 58, (2) 4–23. https://doi.org/10.1086/706831. 2019
- Gordon, Sarah. 2015. Indecent Exposures: Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion Nudes. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. 2015
- Gordon, Sarah. 2020. "Raw Poetry: Ernesto Bazan and Cuba." In 25 de Noviembre. Brooklyn, New York: BazanPhotos Publishing. (https://doi.org/9780979830396) 2020
- Gordon, Sarah. 2019. "Offering Sanctuary: Michal Heiman's New Community of Women." In Radical Link: A New Community of Women. Washington, DC: American University Museum. 2019
- Ureña, Leslie, Farmer, Sharon, MacDonnell, Kate, Raab, Susana, and Gordon, Sarah. 2021. Our City, Ourselves: Women Photograph Washington [presentation]. March 30, 2021.
- Gordon, Sarah A. 2023. Subjects Unknown: Feminist Responses to Eadweard Muybridge's Animal Locomotion Photographs [presentation]. Moving Muybridge: Transatlantic Dialogues, March 3, 2023. Kingston, United Kingdom: Kingston University, London.