Skip to main content

Johnson, Betsy

Assistant Curator, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Research specialties: conceptual art, performance art, photography, and modern/contemporary Japanese art. Contact:

Background And Education

Education And Training

Awards And Honors


Selected Publications


  • Exhibit

    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2018. "Deep Dive, WAS Gallery, Bethesda, Maryland." .
    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2019. "Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions." Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2019-08-24 to 2020-02-02..
    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2017. "Interlude: Unfinished Works." : Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria, Virginia,
    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2017. "Minding the Hand." Arlington, Virginia: Arlington Arts Center,
    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2011. "Modernity Stripped Bare: Undressing the Nude in Contemporary Japanese Photography." College Park, Maryland: The Art Gallery, University of Maryland,
    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2017. "Nature as Prototype." McLean, Virginia: McLean Project for the Arts,
    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2022. "One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection." Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2022-04-01.
    • Johnson, Betsy (Curator). 2017. "Throwing Light." Arlington, Virginia: Metro Micro Gallery,