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Mecklenburg, Virginia

Fellowship Advisor Smithsonian American Art Museum staff

Twentieth-century American art: Ashcan art; New Deal and abstract art of the 1930s; art of the 1960s and 1970s.


Background And Education

Education And Training


Selected Publications

  • Article

    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2015. "Jesus Moroles (1950-2015)." American Art, (3) 136. 2015
  • Book

    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2024. Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice [Exhibition catalog] Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Musem. 2024
    • Jacob, John P., Augustin, Laura, Mince, Stacy, and Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2016. Harlem Heroes: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten. Washington: Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2016
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M., Lemmey, Karen, Moser, Joann G., and Ramos, E. Carmen. 2015. Crosscurrents: Modern Art from the Sam Rose and Julie Walters Collection. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, in association with D. Giles Ltd. 2015
    • Truettner, William H., Mecklenburg, Virginia M., Harvey, Eleanor Jones, and Broun, Elizabeth. 2015. Nineteen American Masterworks from the Thelma and Melvin Lenkin Collection. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2015
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M., Powell, Richard J., Broun, Elizabeth, and Cleary, Mary J. 2012. African American Art: Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights Era, and Beyond [Exhibition catalog] New York: Rizzoli. 2012
    • O'Neil, Dennis, Mecklenburg, Virginia M., and Wolk, Douglas. 2011. Star Wars Art: Comics. New York: Abrams. 2011
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. and McCarthy, Todd. 2010. Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg [Exhibition catalog] New York: Abrams, in association with Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2010
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. and Farrell, Tiffany D. 2008. Modern Masters: American Abstraction at Midcentury from the Smithsonian American Art Museum [Exhibition catalog] Washington, D.C. and London: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with D. Giles, Ltd. 2008
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M., Garrett, Wendell, and Weekley, Carolyn. 2007. Earl Cunningham's America. Washington, D. C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2007
    • Harvey, Eleanor Jones, Moser, Joann G., Mecklenburg, Virginia M., Gurney, George, and Speer, George. 2007. Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections. London: D. Giles Limited. 2007
  • Chapter

    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2014. "Commentaries on the Artworks [artist entries for Asco (pg. 98-101); Roberto Chavez (pg. 140-143), Emanuel Martinez (pg. 216-219); Amelia Mesa-Bains (pg. 238-241) and Jesus Moroles (pg. 258-261)." In Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art
      . Ramos, E. Carmen, editor. Washington: Smithsonian American Art Museum in association with D. Giles Limited, London. 2014
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2013. "Multiple Modernisms." In The Lunder Collection: A Gift of Art to Colby College. Colby College Museum of Art, editor. 274–304. Waterville, MD: Colby College Museum of Art. 2013
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2013. "Slouching Toward Modernism : American Art at the Armory Show." In The Armory Show at 100 : modernism and revolution. Kushner, Marilyn Satin, Orcutt, Kimberly, and Blake, Casey Nelson, editors. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian American Art Museum. 2013
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2009. "Edward Hopper: House with Big Pine." In Art at Colby: celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Colby College Museum of Art. Newland, J., editor. 218. Waterville, Maine: Colby College Museum of Art. 2009
    • Mecklenburg, Virginia M. 2008. "Foreword." In Robert Vickrey: The Magic of Realism. Eliasoph, Philip, editor. 13–16. New York: Hudson Hills Press. 2008